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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2015, 01:24:50 pm »
Look like diseased birch... but whatever they are, they are not do not appear healthy IMO.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2015, 02:13:25 pm »
Besides all the lichens growing off of it, can you see any striping in the bark. It's some type of fleshy fruit bearing tree or shrub. If it's what I'm thinking it's probably old and hard dense wood and not a tree. But I can't see the bark very well. I'm thinking serviceberry species. They are usually multi-stemmed, but in shade not so much.



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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2015, 09:12:22 pm »
Agreed Beenthere, and was looking at opening the area up in hopes of helping with that. No striping I can see on the bark for sure. Maybe some horizontal but hard to tell in the picture and I didn't get to go look today.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2015, 05:56:36 am »
Ok, probably can right that one off, but it is likely a bearer of fleshy fruit. However, sometimes you have to observe and not just look to see the details. ;)

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2015, 07:43:53 pm »
Thanks swamp I will observe it this next spring and summer to see if it bears anything, if I decide not to get rid of it while thinning around the deer stand.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2015, 07:51:52 pm »
I would say that it is cherry. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2015, 08:56:53 pm »
Now that's a good possibility WDH. I have "Observed" numerous wild cherry trees bloom and fruit this past summer. Many scattered through the woods as well all a lot bigger and healthier.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2015, 12:00:12 pm »
With the leaves showing a pinkish hue, it would probably be a shrub cherry or cultivated cherry, but not black cherry.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2015, 11:16:20 am »
I would say that it is cherry.

I'm with WDH. That bark is all kinds of screwy, though. Can we get a better picture of it?
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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2015, 11:31:08 am »
Pear makes some really pretty wood if that one is big enough to mill and you decide to take it out.
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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2015, 12:43:15 pm »
I find feral apple trees pretty common on my land. I have about 30 apple trees I have planted over the last 25 years, and due to the high population of bears here the seeds get pooped out all over.

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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2015, 08:12:21 pm »
Could be a variety of crabapple as well
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Re: Wild Apple?
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2016, 02:47:52 pm »
Shook a pear off of the initial tree in question today.
I think the picture went into my gallery. Round apple looking pear. Any idea of the variety it may be if the picture posted