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Cutting down a couple of old junk trees, but I found something curious. Note the red streaks at two different point in the rings. Inside is hollow from rot and insects which is the biggest reason I took them down. The streaks are all the way around and out into the bigger branches. They're also fairly deep in from the outer bark, so this happened several years ago. Two trees side by side, no red in the other one.

I have no idea what kind of tree it is, but I included a shot of one of the leaves if anybody can tell from that.
 

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I figured some kind of bacteria or fungus, but I was curious about the bright color (much brighter than the pictures showed) and the indication that it may have happened twice.
 

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Never heard of it. Had to go look it up and apparently people use it as a craft wood:



Some of the more red-streaked is called Flame Box Elder.

I'll probably just use it as firewood once it dries. Don't have the patience, machinery or talent for that stuff.
 
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