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Tree ID: What type of Tree?

 
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I currently cut down this tree in Pennsylvania - December 18th.
No leaves on it to ID.

Does anyone happen to know what it is?
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hi Jason,

I can't find my tree book right now
and like the buds, my mind is a little fuzzy

but I would guess it is a cottonwood popular or other popular
check the buds with this article
http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/test-post/

good luck
 
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I'm in PA (ChesCo) I'm thinking tulip poplar. Have you seen it in other seasons?
 
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Looking at the bark and the wood, I'd guess its a maple. But the fuzzies on the buds, I'm unsure of. We used to burn poplar in Ontario but nothing I see triggers a memory.
 
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Red maples have a red bud that could be described as fuzzy. It's a little early in December for buds tho???
 
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