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What hardwoods do you have in the UK?

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Without mentioning every single species, the most common would probably be:

 

Ash

Beech

Sycamore (in uk this is Acer pseudoplatanus, not platanus acerifolia like in the states)

Maple

Oak

Hawthorn

Hornbeam

Sweet chestnut

Horse chestnut (pretty poor)

 

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Birch is also fairly commonly sold/used even if it is a light and fast burning wood.

 

Less common I'd say alder and hazel.

 

If you wait a bit someone will put up a misleading poem.😉

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Also willow lime and popular fairly common trees but less good as firewood,

 

And used to be elm was very common before they got wiped out from dutch elm disease.

 

Ash in danger  also now...from ash dieback as its all over the UK.

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One of the things my youngest had to do as part of lockdown homeschooling was find as many of the common species of trees in our immediate area. Within 200 yards of the house we found 17 of the 24 species!  Quite a lot of diversity for a small area. 

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1 hour ago, Gav73 said:

One of the things my youngest had to do as part of lockdown homeschooling was find as many of the common species of trees in our immediate area. Within 200 yards of the house we found 17 of the 24 species!  Quite a lot of diversity for a small area. 

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We've got 13 or those in our garden, possibly more. 

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Bugs have killed many of our white and green ashes and american elm. We've got a few oaks, mostly white and red, apple, cherry, willow, horse chestnut, blue beech (which I call elephant foot), hop hornbeam or ironwood, 6 maples including NA sycamore. We have the odd hawthorn

Prized black walnut for live edge tables

 

white poplar/ Aspen, white, silver and gray birch, linden/ basswood, all related

Also black locust and honey locust

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Bugs have killed many of our white and green ashes and american elm. We've got a few oaks, mostly white and red, apple, cherry, willow, horse chestnut, blue beech (which I call elephant foot), hop hornbeam or ironwood, 6 maples including NA sycamore. We have the odd hawthorn
Prized black walnut for live edge tables
 
white poplar/ Aspen, white, silver and gray birch, linden/ basswood, all related
Also black locust and honey locust

Do you guys still have those timber wagons where the whole rear end is like a bogie only connected to the tractor unit via the timber it’s hauling? i used to spend 6 months a year up in Timmins doing the cold weather testing, ontario... great place great people

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