2015 Summer Extravaganza - Wood Identification Contest

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firewhatfire

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I would have had a better chance if it was an acorn finding contest, and I was the blind hog(and the only one) in a grove of Oak trees.

I 0 for 1000's in wood id contests.



I was just trying to stir the pot myself. Amazing how different we all see these blanks.:wink:

Or maybe I just like stir the POT just a little bit.:biggrin::tongue::biggrin:

JUST TO SHOW YALL HOW EASY THIS GAME IS
If it's so easy, why are one of the last to turn in your entry? Maybe you just went to school on the rest of us.
 
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gimpy

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1- Hickory
2- Jatoba
3- Wood Apple
4- Bloodwood
5- Bradford Pear
6- Swiss Pear
7- Prickly Ash
8- Mesquite
9- Camphor
10- Pecan
 

1080Wayne

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1- E redcedar
2- Jatoba
3- Lotebush
4- Bloodwood
5- Bradford pear
6- Swiss pear
7- Alaskan yellow cedar
8- Mopane
9- Mun ebony
10- Chinese tallow

Had to imagine myself as a partridge in a pear tree , surrounded by the sweet scents of cedar and turpentine , dining on tallow covered cherry flavoured gumdrops to get close to some of the correct answers Edgar . If you would like some ideas on how to make your next contest a bit more diabolical , just let me know .
 

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This contest is now closed - the winners will be announced sometime on Tuesday.

I believe the winning score is 6, but I will double check all entries to be sure before announcing the final results.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter this little contest.
 

firewhatfire

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1. Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)
2. Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)
3. Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis)
4. Mopane (Colophospermum mopane)
5. Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
6. Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
7. Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
8. Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano)
9. Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun)
10. Wood Apple (Feronia limonia)

JUST TO SHOW YALL HOW EASY THIS GAME IS
I showed yall how easy this game was. Somehow I lucked up and answered a total of 1 correct. My unblemished record has been broken with a partial correct answer.

1 - Mopane
2 - Jatoba
3 - Lotebush
4 - Bloodwood
5 - Bradford Pear
6 - Swiss Pear
7 - Wood Apple
8 - Brasil
9 - Texas Ebony
10 - Chinese Tallow
 

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Somewhat unfair of him to pick examples out that are uncharacteristic of the species and still expect us to guess right ..... very diabolical indeed .... :p
 

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Somewhat unfair of him to pick examples out that are uncharacteristic of the species and still expect us to guess right ..... very diabolical indeed .... :p
Actually, the only one that was somewhat uncharacteristic of the species was the bloodwood, and that was just a darker specimen than what is typically seen.

All the rest were very typical examples, I just tried to select woods for the contest that are somewhat similar to one or more other species so there would be have to be some guess work involved. :)

And I do have a diabolical reputation to uphold :biggrin::biggrin:
 
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