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Offline Bigc1989

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What kind of tree is this?
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:01:05 pm »
Wish I could identify trees better without looking at the leaves. What kind of tree is this please? Thanks in advance!  :) also hopefully I posted these pics correctly.





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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 09:08:35 pm »
Maple for sure, probably red maple, Acer rubrum.
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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 09:09:42 pm »
Thanks that's what I thought to until somebody told me it was an ash then I wasn't sure anymore. Thanks again.

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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 07:39:01 am »
Definitely not ash.  Definitely a maple.
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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 05:31:32 pm »
Bark and twigs look like soft maple, probably a red maple.  And a nice one to. 8)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 01:50:49 pm »
The key giveaway there is that the twigs are opposite (twigs branch out exactly opposite from one another, when one is missing just look for a scar, twigs/ branches fall off but they leave a scar) .  So when you see opposite twigs/leaves then you have narrowed it down quite alot.  Ash is another tree family with opposite structure but stems are thicker, buds different, and bark is very different. (you could google it but it is blocky).  You'd likely never confuse a mature Ash and Maple bark.

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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 09:53:44 pm »
Mad bucking horse

Maple
Ash
Dogwood
Buckeye
Horse chestnut

All opposite branching correct? Something I learned a while back but can't remember if I'm missing one?

Also ash bark looks a lot like black Walnut bark doesn't it?

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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 07:22:45 am »
The bark of the two look very different to me.  Walnut bark is very dark and fissured.  Ash is more greenish brown with tight interlacing ridges.
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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 06:41:07 pm »
Probably just my inexperienced eyes then  :)

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Re: What kind of tree is this?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 07:13:26 pm »
I learned the opposite trees by mad cap horse
Maple
Ash
Dogwood
Caprifoliaceae  (the viburnums)
And the horsechestnuts