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#11)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby Larry Tucei » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Bark- Reminds me of Sasafras.  Larry
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#12)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:31 pm

Larry,
that's exactly what I thought at first.  I don't think it is but we may not know for sure until I can check leaves.  Of course, it's nearly a two mile climb to get to it.  Either way, it's got some age despite being less than a foot in diameter.
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#13)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby RayA » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:09 pm

Brian,

 It doesn't look like anything I'm familiar with up here in New England. But if it's got compound leaves, on a dry ridge, I'm thinking one of the hickories... possibly pignut, red, or mockernut? The bark on those can be variable, but ours (at least that I'm familiar with) don't look very much like that. If it isn't hickory, I'm stumped (pun intended).
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#14)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby Will Blozan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:16 pm

Carya ovalis is my best guess with that sucky photo.. ;)
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#15)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:02 pm

Ray,
Nice work. Red hickory it is.

Will,
Sucky photo? It wasn't supposed to be that easy. I'll exact my revenge on the table. No mercy:)

I've never noticed such stunted reds before. The bark is super craggy for such small trees. I'd guess nearly 100 years. Just over the ridge in rich soil, Carya ovalis reaches 130'.

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#16)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Mon May 18, 2015 9:25 am

This one actually gave me some trouble before I had leaves and flowers. All of you arborists certainly know this one well.  I ask that you wait a bit before responding to give others a chance to identify it.
               
                       
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#17)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Mon May 18, 2015 9:30 am

This tree grows in West Asheville, NC, in a yard.
               
                       
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#18)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:53 am

I didn't get any bites on the previous two posts so don't forget to check them out as well.

This tree was giving me problems but with consultation from Will Blozan, I think we got it nailed down. It looks a bit like hornbeam with similar leaves, very much birch looking. It grows at the junction of three different forest types, acidic cove, rich cove and streamside. It lies in a richer area with a thick herbaceous layer. A few feet away, it becomes acidic with a hemlock grove. Just downslope is a streamside habitat. The tree is above a road in a camping area about 40 yards from a stream at 2,060' elevation, in western NC.

The 4th photo is at a driveway, so it is planted as an ornamental.

The forest tree is 57' tall with a cbh of just under 4'. The open grown is 4'5" cbh.
               
                       
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#19)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby bbeduhn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:02 pm

Name each of these tree species. These are all present at an old growth site just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I knew the site had some old growth but did not realize just how extensive it was. Most of these are not large trees and can go unnoticed as old growth. The site is fairly dry and covers a mountaintop and just below at about 2500-2700'. There is about zero chance of a 100% score.
               
                       
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#20)  Re: Name that Tree

Postby Rand » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:33 pm

Hickory-dickory-dock....

Would you like to watch me make a bunch of bad guesses?

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