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08-05-2015 03:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tree wood identification id identify question

I was pruning a few trees near my house here in northwest New Jersey and I removed a few limbs from this tree. Based on the location, the bark and the leaves shown in the photo, can anyone ID what kind of wood this is?

Thanks!
Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 08-05-2015 03:59 PM

Looks like elm to me, but which one, I can’t say.

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 04:01 PM

^ Agree. The leaves sure look like elm.

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 04:24 PM

Mulberry. Especially if white colored sap started to flow.

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 04:28 PM

Looks like American Elm by the leaves being so large, also the bark looks like Elm…

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#5 posted 08-05-2015 04:36 PM



Mulberry. Especially if white colored sap started to flow.

- mrjinx007

Not mulberry. There’s never been any berries on the tree.

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#6 posted 08-05-2015 04:38 PM



Looks like American Elm by the leaves being so large, also the bark looks like Elm…

- boisdearc

I’m thinking the consensus is Elm then. Thanks folks!

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#7 posted 08-05-2015 05:42 PM


Mulberry. Especially if white colored sap started to flow.

- mrjinx007

Not mulberry. There s never been any berries on the tree.

- Dave Rutan

There are male and female mulberry trees. I have males and they don’t produce berries.

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#8 posted 08-05-2015 08:19 PM


Mulberry. Especially if white colored sap started to flow.

- mrjinx007

Not mulberry. There s never been any berries on the tree.

- Dave Rutan

There are male and female mulberry trees. I have males and they don t produce berries.

- AZWoody

Is there a way I can tell the difference between an Elm and a male Mulberry?

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#9 posted 08-05-2015 08:54 PM

100% elm. Elm leaves are doubly serrate. Mulberry leaves are not. Elm has an inequilateral base. Mulberry does not.

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#10 posted 08-06-2015 12:13 AM

I second Danny’s motion. Those leaves are nothing like our mulberry trees.

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#11 posted 08-06-2015 12:48 AM

An inequilateral base is where the leaf base meets the petiole (leaf stalk). The two sides of the leaf don’t come together evenly. One side is a bit higher than the other.

Take a look at the slippery elm leaf in the pic in this link. The inequilateral base is easy to see.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=42

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#12 posted 08-06-2015 03:07 AM

Yup, I’m on board with Elm also.

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