What tree is this?

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What tree is this?

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Fri May 24, 2013 11:07 pm

Back in 2007 I visited Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park. There were several very old-looking trees inside the fort. What species is this? One looked really gnarly and could, I reckon, have been around when the fort was in use (until 1874).

Photos can be seen at the little album I set up for the tree on Facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 401&type=1

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Re: What tree is this?

Post by edfrank » Sat May 25, 2013 10:26 am

James Robert,

You do not seem to have an album of these trees on your Facebook page, or at least none that I can access. If it is there perhaps there are privacy settings that need to be changed.

Edward Frank
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Re: What tree is this?

Post by Joe » Sat May 25, 2013 4:29 pm

edfrank wrote:James Robert,

You do not seem to have an album of these trees on your Facebook page, or at least none that I can access. If it is there perhaps there are privacy settings that need to be changed.

Edward Frank
I can't see the album either.
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Re: What tree is this?

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Sat May 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Well. That sucks.

I'll give it another shot.

Does this one work?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 401&type=3

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Re: What tree is this?

Post by edfrank » Sat May 25, 2013 10:28 pm

Yes that works fine for me. I don't know what species.
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Re: What tree is this?

Post by edfrank » Mon May 27, 2013 10:08 pm

I think it is Conocarpus erectus L. - BUTTONWOOD Here is a photo of a trunk of one growing in HI http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/178461/

PlantFiles: Picture #19 of Green Buttonwood, Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) davesgarden.com
View picture #19 of Green Buttonwood, Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus) at Dave's Garden. All pictures are contributed by our community.


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http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2807
Conocarpus erectus - Species Page - ISB: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants florida.plantatlas.usf.edu


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The AF national champion is from Monroe FL but no photo. Tree Circumference:207, Height:35, Crown Spread:70, Total Points:260
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Re: What tree is this?

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Mon May 27, 2013 11:14 pm

Excellent! Thanks for the reply!

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