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Forum topic by Will Merrit posted 04-07-2016 02:01 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2016 02:01 PM

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is. The green leaves are the new buds.


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#1 posted 04-07-2016 02:42 PM

Looks like sassafras. Does the crushed leaf smell like rootbeer? If not, then maybe elm.

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 03:15 PM

Sassafrass has a mixture of leaf shapes. Some look like mittens, left handed and right handed. Some look like two-thumbed mittens. If you have enough leaves, it will be clear. Chew on the leaf stem and you will find a distinctive and pleasant taste.

-Paul

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 03:55 PM

So its not Walnut?

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 04:21 PM

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#5 posted 04-08-2016 11:50 AM

Hard to tell from the immature leaves, but looks like cottonwood to me. Do the twigs have little ridges on them that make them look squarish?

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#6 posted 04-08-2016 12:00 PM

It is not walnut because the bark is light brown. Walnut inner bark is as dark as the rest of it.

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#7 posted 04-08-2016 12:13 PM

It looks like black walnut to me. Any little hard nuts on the ground?

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#8 posted 04-08-2016 12:19 PM

I didn’t see any signs of nuts. And the shoots are round.

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#9 posted 04-09-2016 11:44 AM

Pretty sure that it is cottonwood. See that flat leaf base? Are the leaf margins coarsely toothed?

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=64

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#10 posted 04-09-2016 12:55 PM

Non-compound leaves so not walnut / butternut. As others have said cottonwood / poplar family. Catalpa??

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#11 posted 04-09-2016 05:42 PM

i was thinkin cottonwood myself.

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#12 posted 04-09-2016 10:07 PM



Non-compound leaves so not walnut / butternut. As others have said cottonwood / poplar family. Catalpa??

- OnhillWW


Catalpa would be light all the way thru. Looks like cottonwood to me

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#13 posted 04-10-2016 02:54 AM

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#14 posted 04-10-2016 11:59 AM

Catalpa leaves and young stems stink when bruised.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#15 posted 04-12-2016 01:03 AM



Not really
https://timberwerks.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/catalpa-part-2/
http://centurytreeturnings.com/inventory/catalpa.html

- OnhillWW


That’s soaking wet and still lighter than the op’s pix.

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