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I found this branch laying on the ground beneath a 100% leaf-free tree - did not have my camera along or might have taken picture of the bark. During the sanding process this a.m. I've discovered something unusual (to me) - each of the smaller "branches" already have dark center/cores. This is going to make a SMART looking cane I think but I'd like your input into the possible/potential tree specie.

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It's a bit tough without seeing the leaves. If no one can help and you can take a look in the spring next year that would be the best way to confirm?
 
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Can't offer much on what the species might be, but dark pith in small side branches often indicates slow growth, which is good if sturdy is what you want. I'd hazard a guess that it is a maple, but that not much more than a 50+% guess.
 

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it's indeed maple - drove past/in - within the hour and saw a few maple leaves still hanging on, for dear life...not sure yet of the exact type, but will search further

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I've got some paper bark maple that looks very much like that wood but didn't mention it because you'd really be able to tell as
The bark is a peeled, flakey like bark. Very nice wood as its a rich brown color all the way through in some pieces.
 
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Here's two pics taken this a.m. Even though I'm reasonably certain those small twigs growing at the base are Maple, that doesn't necessarily mean the tree itself is Maple, eh? Check the bark - quite rugged and rough. Further it appears perhaps sap flowed out of that opening . . . but I'm certainly no expert.

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ps - I'm thinking now it's Sugar Maple - agreed?
 

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