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    Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    So we bought our house a little over a year ago, and it adjoins a farm field. Some mature trees were growing along the fence row, so I don't suspect they're 'decorative' trees. The wife has been curious what they are, so I thought I'd go fishing here for help...

    2 trees, Tree 1 is about 40 feet tall, tree 3 is 30-ish...both of these are guesstimates from my non-calibrated eyeball. I'd describe them as follows:

    Tree 1 defining feature to me is that it has multiple 'trunks' at the ground level even. Shiny leaves.


    Both trees overall (tree 1 on right, tree 2 on left, behind swing):

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    Tree 1 up close of trunk:

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    Tree 1 closeup of leaves and bark:
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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    I remember you being critical of my marijuana usage, so I'll confirm you can't smoke those.



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Tree 2 has a single really straight trunk, the most interesting thing to me is the layers of the bark. It's like you can see the yearly layers of the bark stacked on each other (photos are better). Tree 2 leaves are being eaten by bugs (not sure what kind), but tree 1 is completely untouched.

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    Anyway, if anyone has any idea what kind they are, thanks in advance!


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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I remember you being critical of my marijuana usage, so I'll confirm you can't smoke those.

    Not critical of the usage so much, just that for a while there, it seemed like you were bringing it up all the time. To each their own, you just started sounding like a complete stoner for a bit there.


    But, nonetheless...thanks for the info, I'll continue not smoking random plants.



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    A bit uncertain of which pics are tree 1 or two but, but close up of leaves and bark look like mulberry tree. Very common in fence lines due to sprouting from bird droppings as birds sit on fence. Hopefully a male so no fruit develops and makes a mess.



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Quote Originally Posted by norsemen View Post
    A bit uncertain of which pics are tree 1 or two but, but close up of leaves and bark look like mulberry tree. Very common in fence lines due to sprouting from bird droppings as birds sit on fence. Hopefully a male so no fruit develops and makes a mess.

    Trees are identified in comments by the pics...but post 1 is tree 1 and post 2 is tree 2.

    Do I have to look at one of the crotches to identify this?

    Seriously, though, I don't recall any fruit last year.

    I thought mulberries were bushes...you know, the monkey and the weasel and all...

    Thanks!



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Tree one is the mulberry. We have several and they can get to the size you indicate. Leaves are green and glossy and the orange-color between the ridges of the bark are common. For some reason cannot see the photos in the second post.



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Tree 2 is an Aspen. You can tell it is an Aspen tree because of the way it is.


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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Quote Originally Posted by norsemen View Post
    Tree one is the mulberry. We have several and they can get to the size you indicate. Leaves are green and glossy and the orange-color between the ridges of the bark are common. For some reason cannot see the photos in the second post.

    Hmm...was odd, I was seeing the second post pics when I wrote it, but then when I posted it, they showed up as 'attachment' but if you clicked on it, they opened. Edited post, now they're showing...watch them disappear again.

    Thanks again!



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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

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    Tree 2 is an Aspen. You can tell it is an Aspen tree because of the way it is.
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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Tree 2 is an Aspen. You can tell it is an Aspen tree because of the way it is.
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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

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    Tree 2 is an Aspen. You can tell it is an Aspen tree because of the way it is.
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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    I'm going to say tree 1 is a Basswood, also called a Linden. Basswood also produce a small fruit so would be common along fence lines, bit it's smaller than a mulberry. I don't think the leaves are right for Tree 1 to be a mulberry - all the mulberries I've ever seen have lobed leaves and these certainly aren't lobed. Basswoods are know for having multiple trunks.


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    Re: Hort majors, help please...tree identification

    ^^^^That's what I got when I went thru that thing too for tree 1, but hell, I don't know what I'm doing...

    Re-loaded tree 2 pics, maybe they'll stick this time...



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