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The Tree ID Thread

lxskllr

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I wish I paid more attention over the years when I was locating trees. Our tree guy marked exactly what they were, and I typed it into the collector while standing under them. It didn't matter much to me then though. I just wanted to get it done.
 

Treeaddict

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Is a lot of that east, west, north, and south just where the tree is located or is it a different species? I’m sure a case by case but generally
 

BeerGeek

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Pick your Catalpa species (courtesy of Wikipedia):

Species
The two North American species, Catalpa bignonioides (southern catalpa) and Catalpa speciosa (northern catalpa), have been widely planted outside their natural ranges as ornamental trees for their showy flowers and attractive shape. Northern and southern catalpas are very similar in appearance, but the northern species has slightly larger leaves, flowers, and bean pods. Flowering starts after 275 growing degree days. Catalpa ovata from China, with pale yellow flowers, is also planted outside its natural range for ornamental purposes. This allowed C. bignonioides and C. ovata to hybridize, with the resultant Catalpa × erubescens also becoming a cultivated ornamental.

List of selected species
Sources: (GRIN accepts 8 species)[3](KEW accepts 8 species)[4]


 

FJR

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Does it have a simple leaf or compound? It is hard to tell in the pictures. The bark looks very similar to Butternut/English Walnut.
 

cory

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Not an oak.

I hear ya re butternut but I dont think so. Doesn't look like butternuts I've seen
 

cory

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two things:

Re the bark, it doesn't look like the bark of butternuts I'm used to nor did it match the bark photos online except for one photo that did show a good likeness. The tree is unfortunately to be removed but I'll take a closer look as I work on it.

2) Found this cool wood ID website. There are leaf ID sites, bark ID sites, but this is the first wood ID site I've seen.

 
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