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Jenny
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Help! Tree id!

Post by Jenny » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:36 pm

ENTS,

There is a tree hanging over the Lake in Central Park that I can't identify. I always take pictures of mallards who sleep underneath it. I call it the "Duck Tree". I'll post all the pix through a flickr link. It seems that a sucker developed from this tree, but it's leaves are different. But there are certainly trees that have different shaped leaves on them - like could it be a mulberry?

Here's the link and one 'sneak peak' pic if you don't the whole megillah.....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45366790@N ... 473564834/

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Re: Help! Tree id!

Post by James Parton » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Jenny,

I don't think it is a Mulberry tree, at least the leaves are different than on my father's mulberry. What pretty ducks! My daughter Sarah loves duckies!
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Re: Help! Tree id!

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:35 pm

Jenny-

Yes, I think it is white mulberry, an Asian species widely naturalized throughout the Northeast and Midwest. James, your father's tree might be the native red mulberry.

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Re: Help! Tree id!

Post by Jenny » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:45 pm

Thanks guys, it is sooooo hard to id all these NYC Park trees because there are so many ornamentals, varieties, cultivars, etc. I go crazy. But hey I remembered that mulberry's can have different leaves, so that's something.

Thanks again. The Mulberry Duck Tree - Morus anas, or something like that.

Jenny
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Re: Help! Tree id!

Post by James Parton » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:24 pm

Dad's tree has both white and purplish-red berries. I cannot remember whether the white ones are unripe or not. I do remember that the reddish ones taste pretty decent. I will have to see if I have a photo of the tree somewhere and post it.
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