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Larry Tucei
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Unknown Tree

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:47 pm

NTS- Need some help on the ID of this tree not sure what it is.
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The Bark has some characteristics of several species I'm not sure which one. Larry

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:20 pm

Larry-

The bark looks like sassafras to me.

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by Will Blozan » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:46 am

Yeah I'd say Sassafras or Persea- both related. Of course one is evergreen...

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by mdvaden » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:33 am

Curious why no photo sample of several leaf types from the ground.

It's not a quiz is it?

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:49 am

Thanks guys I thought it may have been Sassafras but was not positive. Mario- I did not find the leaves under the tree but I will go back this Spring and look. This area is full of Swamp Azalea, Big Leaf Magnolia and Mountain Laurel. I want to see them in Bloom as well as look at some leaves. Larry
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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by mdvaden » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:00 pm

Sassafras is rare our here. Only imported, if at all, and I've only seen a half dozen in landscapes the last 30 years, while pruning.

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:33 am

Mario- It's becoming rare here but some still make tea from the roots. A few years ago a friend made some from trees on his land about 20 miles inland from me and it tasted like Root Beer. Larry

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Re: Unknown Tree

Post by Don » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:09 pm

Larry-
When I was working on the Redbird District of the Daniel Boone NF down in SE Kentucky, one of my collateral duties was to throw fire gear into the back of my pickup and mount initial attack on wildfires/arson fires as they occurred. Often our hotshot cat skinner would already be there and running line into the fire location. We'd follow the fireline in, and often, like Charlie Brown and Peanuts sitting on a curb, sniffing a cool breeze, find ourselves sniffing the now- redolent-of-sassafrass-fireline aromas, bladed across by the dozer...no big deal, just one of the little things that sometime makes your day. And yeah, the leaves are a help...they're like cartoon hands, they only have three 'fingers'...; ~ }
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