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Offline hbubley

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Please help identify this, for macaw
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:10:31 pm »
Hey everyone! I have a macaw, so when we go for walks and I see wood, or he wants to climb, I need to ensure it's a safe type of wood for him. This smaller sized tree is in my front yard and he'd love to climb it, but I have NO idea what it is. I've tried multiple identification sites with no luck.

Thanks in advance! The leaf surface feels pretty rough









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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 04:24:20 pm »
Possibly a fig tree? Does it have figs on it?

Should be fine, and the fruit are edible.
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 04:25:30 pm »
I don't see any fruits on it

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 04:32:16 pm »
I think it was meant to produce flowers but doesn't anymore, it's supposed to smell nice?

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 07:44:19 pm »
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 09:15:19 pm »
Mulberry, they grow like weeds around here, the birds eat the fruit fly somewhere and unload them whenever they perch. I'm clearing some land for some friends and near 80% is all mulberry, my next purchase is a clearing saw.
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 10:05:42 pm »
Is it mulberry even if I've never seen it produce fruit?

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 11:39:45 pm »
It might not be mature enough yet, I don't know how old or large they have to be to start producing fruit. Largest red mulberry I have ever seen is about 66" at dhb or 210" cbh its about 20 minutes from my house.
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 04:48:39 am »
Male trees don't produce fruit.  Gary
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 08:37:48 am »
Thank you all so much!! I'm learning a lot here, I didn't realize males didn't produce fruit!

My mom seems convinced it's a lilac tree? She's the one that planted it many years ago, not sure if that's a possibility?

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 08:39:39 am »
Just looked at the leaves of a lilac tree and it's impossible. Must be a mulberry!! Thanks everyone!!

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 09:02:45 am »
Hi hbubley. and welcome to the forum.   :)

It would help with identification if you tell us what state or country you're located. 

Looks like a mulberry to me too.  Good call @fishpharmer. 

You sure wouldn't want a fruited mulberry that close to your house.  I've ruined more clothes than I can count just by mowing under the one on my property.
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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 09:17:58 am »
I'm in the chicago suburbs, midwest! :)

Haha, I'm uncoordinated enough as is, all of my clothes would end up stained! Plus the bird gets everything messy enough :)

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Re: Please help identify this, for macaw
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 05:15:56 pm »
 Yes to Mulberry.
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