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The Tree ID Thread

lxskllr

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Ours is a good bit smaller than that. If it somehow does turn out to be skunk cabbage, it's gonna be very unhappy with it's new home :^D
 

Nutball

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Dunno if you all know, but apparently cottonwood bark carving is a thing...

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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I would think black locust and sassafras bark might work well too
 

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What might this tree be? Saw about 4 of them in a backyard and each of them had massive lean. Mid Atlantic area. Hard to say if they are natural growth or purposefully planted
 

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Bermy

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I went to a Eucalypt and Acacia ID workshop the other day out on a farm. The chap who developed the key for Tassie Eucs presented it. It was really, really good.
I'd kind of 'parked' Euc ID since I moved here thinking it was all too difficult, which it can be, but there is nothing like having the guy who 'wrote the book' demystify it all, and his presentation skills were excellent.
Only problem is to get all the bits of leaf, bud and capsules, sometimes that stuff is waaayyyy up high
 

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Any ideas what species of maple this is? It’s kinda understory and fairly shade tolerant based on where this one is growing.
 

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Burnham

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I expect the powers that be will either prune the snot out of it, or more likely remove it altogether, sooner rather than later. Once a tree gets up against a building trouble looms, from the trees' perspective.

It is a beauty, for true.
 

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I killed one of the oldest ones outside of central China.
Not my favourite job, but it had to go.

Fortunately there was another growing next to it, same age.
 

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The story is kinda interesting.
As I guess y'all know, the Species was considered extinct and was only known from fossils.
Then a Chinese biologist reported finding live ones, so in 1947 an expedition of various Western World biologists set out to try to find them.

There was a danish biologist on that expedition.
He, like all the others, brought back seeds.

When I was asked to fell that tree, it was so big, I realized it must have been a first generation outside of China.

Turned out the house had belonged to a geologist, who was friends with the Danish expedition member.
He had been given 2 seedling, and had planted one way too close to the house.
It was really a question of house or tree.

Fortunately the other one was planted in a better location.
It is still there, safe from chainsaws.
 
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