Reply To: Is this Oak any good?

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Some repeat of other responses included here:
o dark wood is heartwood
o if heartwood is noticeably softer than sapwood, that may indicate “heart rot”, which is caused by fungus
o minerals distributed by sap can color the heartwood – I occasionally find spectacular examples of “rainbow poplar”
o I don’t recognize the type of oak – willow oak?