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The Tree ID Thread

Marc-Antoine

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I think more of a catalpa, the wood has this particular look (same as Paulownia) but it doesn't keep its fruits in winter. The Paulownia has its dry shells hanging for a long time.
The wood of Ailanthus seems simpler, as I recall but I can be wrong, more classical spring/summer wood than this multi layered annual growth.
 

BeerGeek

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I'm wondering if this might be another one of these Asian freaks I brought up 2 yrs. ago:


@Nutball

Is it really wet around where that tree is?
 

lxskllr

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Not a tree, but anyone know what this is? IMG_20220421_102314.jpg

It was on job. Someone dug it up and stuck it in the woods. It looked interesting, so I snatched it up before the backhoe ran it over. Seems to be rootbound, like it's a prolific grower. Makes me hesitant to put it in the ground, and the previous owner dug it out of wherever, but it could still be a nice plant. No accounting for taste.
 

lxskllr

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I have hostas, but I think the color looks different on these. Maybe not... I don't pay close attention to them. I'll stick them in the ground at the back of the property, and see what they turn in to. If things get too crazy, I can dig them out without messing stuff up.
 

lxskllr

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Well, it's in the ground. We'll see what it turns into. Note the pod I saw on the ground before I started digging...

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A closer look at the pod...

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I put the seeds in some pots. Kentucky coffee tree? I looked around, and didn't see anything I didn't recognize, but I dunno. I hope the seeds sprout.
 

lxskllr

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The pod wasn't from the plant. That was just lying on the ground where I decided to put them. Looking around, I just see my trees, some black locust, some cherry... There's a chance I'm not seeing the tree it came from, but I'm thinking a bird maybe dropped it? I've seen the pods before(not on my property), but I've never seen them attached to a tree.
 

lxskllr

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:^D

I thought so too. I thought it looked enough like it to bruise a leaf and smell it, but it doesn't smell like anything.
 

gf beranek

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Ah, skunk cabbage. Lysichiton americanus?

I'm not familiar with the eastern variety. This is the western variety. Grows strictly in bogs and swamps. Leaves can reach over 6 feet long and 2 feet wide.

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Ryan

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[QUOTE="lxskllr, post: 1079476, member: 6565"
Dunno if you all know, but apparently cottonwood bark carving is a thing...


[/QUOTE]
A customer paid me in part with one of those carvings. He had big plates of cottonwood bark mailed from British Columbia and had carved some really cool little houses. I picked one that I thought my mother in law would like and she did.
 
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