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Larry Tucei
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Tree ID

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun May 29, 2016 6:14 pm

What species of Tree is this.
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ElijahW
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Re: Tree ID

Post by ElijahW » Sun May 29, 2016 7:24 pm

Larry,

Looks like Boxelder to me, though the bottom of leaflets aren't as light as I'm used to seeing. Also, I would expect to see more purple in the stems. If it's not boxelder, I don't know what it is.

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Re: Tree ID

Post by Lucas » Mon May 30, 2016 9:08 am

My first guess was box elder. I could be wrong.
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Larry Tucei
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Re: Tree ID

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue May 31, 2016 7:48 am

Thanks Guys- The leaf pattern just doesn't look right to Box Elder- The images of Box Elder that I looked at were a little fatter in the middle. I'm not sure either. Larry

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Re: Tree ID

Post by bbeduhn » Tue May 31, 2016 11:45 am

I concur with boxelder. The five leaves and leaf shape are spot on. The leaves are not quite fully formed, being a little lighter in color than usual. I imagine it was growing near a stream.

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Re: Tree ID

Post by tsharp » Tue May 31, 2016 4:57 pm

Larry:
A species with such a wide range as Boxelder is likely to be quite variable across its range. USDA Plants lists four varieties commonly recognized by taxonomists. I thinks two could be found in your area. Also their are a number of cultivars to consider if it happens to be planted.

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Re: Tree ID

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:04 am

Thanks Brian and Turner- I guess the leaves are not fully developed like you pointed out Brian. Larry

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