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10-07-2009 11:22 PM

Any thought as to what this might be? Thanks!

This is from about 100 miles east of Dallas, Texas. The trunk is about 8-9 inches in diameter.

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 11:23 PM

Maybe an Ash?

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 11:28 PM

Not an Ash. That’s one of first ones that I investigated.

The leaves would be bilaterally symmetrical if it were an Ash.

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 11:32 PM

Good to hear from you Gary . I’m terrible at guessing The type of trees but I’ll guess Poplar.

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 11:33 PM

Persimmon?

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 11:35 PM

I’m thinking hickory.

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 11:38 PM

I have some wood that was given me with the same bark. I looked it up in a tree book that I have. The closest specie was chestnut oak.

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 11:49 PM

Persimmon comes to mind?

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 11:52 PM

Hickory?

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 11:59 PM

avocado

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#10 posted 10-08-2009 12:00 AM

Bark is not right for persimmon. I am not the best at this, there is a forestry forum where they are pros. I will go with black tupelo.

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#11 posted 10-08-2009 12:00 AM

Not Hickory. The leaves are bilaterally symmetrical on Hickory.

I have been thinking Persimmon, but it’s a pretty big tree and I have never seen any fruit on it.

jeffreythree – Where would that site you mentioned be?

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#12 posted 10-08-2009 12:02 AM

I thought it was a Linden tree at first but the leaves don’t quite match when I checked a reference. Kinda waxy looking like a Magnolia. But, my next stop would be to look through varieties of Elm.

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#13 posted 10-08-2009 12:05 AM

I never have fruit on my persimmon, but it’s not that big yet, although I did plant it over 10 years ago.. My persimmon though, if I let it, would have tons of off-shoots from the roots, but I keep all those cut back..

This one appears fairly remote (by looks of the vines and such), do you have lots of off shoots in the surrounding 20 feet or so?

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#14 posted 10-08-2009 12:07 AM

I was thinking magnolia too. In my neck of the woods only a few varities grown and they don’t get very big. So it is a guess based on the leaves.

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#15 posted 10-08-2009 12:23 AM

RobS – This tree is in a forest surrounded by other trees, Sweet Gum, White Oak…
Total ground cover all around it.

I don’t think Magnolia. I have never seen flowers on it, plus it’s too tall and skinny.

Here’s a picture from a distance. The two trees on the right are the ones in question the one on the left is a Sweet Gum.

These are all in my back yard. Both trees are a good 70 feet tall.
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