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    I was out picking up some more Wild/Bush Lemon and Cockspur from a farm in northern NSW and the owner said there was a >100 year old English Oak that had come down. We headed over to where it had fallen, not sure why it fell (dead/dying/lightning?), but it fell on a few other trees falling them too.

    Apart from the English Oak there was another tree that had noticeable colour and grain. There were a few more of these trees and English Oak along the main track in, so mot sure if it is a local or imported tree. I'm sure I know this timber, may even have some already, but can't put my finger on it. The endgrain was a beautiful yellow colour similar to Osage Orange when first cut but quickly turns a nice light brown colour. It is heavy and hard.

    Any ideas brainstrust?

    End grain with some salting End grain.jpg

    Live tree overall tree.jpg

    Bark (sort of like Leapard Tree) bark.jpg

    Leaves (~1.5" long) and seeds (small brown seeds in small pods) leaves and seeds.jpg
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    Is it a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Neil? Leaves and feathery seed pods look right. If not a Chinese Elm then possibly a relative, the leaf shape is indicative of the Elms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldav View Post
    Is it a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Neil? Leaves and feathery seed pods look right. If not a Chinese Elm then possibly a relative, the leaf shape is indicative of the Elms.
    Thanks for the reply the bark/leave/seed do look like one. I could imagine the original owners planting English Elm between the English Oaks, but why Chinese Elms??

    I had what I was told (by tree loppers) was a Chinese Elm removed from my place just 3 weeks ago. Mind you mine didn't have that coloured timber though, more a boring dirty white timber, plus bark different and leaves larger. Makes me wonder if that tree was another sort of Elm now, perhaps a Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) although the bark doesn't look right

    chinese elm tree.jpg chinese elm leaves.jpg chinese elm bark.jpg
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    The pics that you of the tree removed by the tree loppers looks very similar to a celtis aka hackberry. the first tree id with a offcut is a chinese elm going by the bark and leafs. It turns quite nicely even the small branches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood Collector View Post
    The pics that you of the tree removed by the tree loppers looks very similar to a celtis aka hackberry. the first tree id with a offcut is a chinese elm going by the bark and leafs. It turns quite nicely even the small branches.
    Thanks, another for the Chinese Elm.

    The other tree wasn't a Hackberry, didn't have seeds (hackberries) like that, mind you I'm struggling to remember what they were like.
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