What type of tree is this ?

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Forum topic by ChasHutch posted 06-03-2008 05:34 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2008 05:34 PM

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My wife and I moved into a new home in Texas (one year ago tomorrow, wow how time flys) and we LOVE this tree. We actually have two of them but this is the prettiest one of the two.

We ask everyone that visits and nobody can tell us the type of tree it is. I’m sure many LJs know what this is. Thoughts?




-- Hutch - North Dallas, Tx - Safety First

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#1 posted 06-03-2008 06:39 PM

Is this a flowering tree? If so, what color are the flowers and do you have a photo of the flowers?

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 07:53 PM

Does it have long seed pods?

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#3 posted 06-03-2008 09:06 PM

the bark looks like Catalpa, but don’t think the leaf shape is right would have long brown seed pods in fall

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#4 posted 06-03-2008 11:19 PM

Chinese Tallow Tree

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#5 posted 06-04-2008 07:15 PM

I googled Chinese Tallow Tree and… that’s the one. Here is a picture (from of the seed pods.

This is a pic of our tree from my cell phone:

Thanks for solving the mystery. We are from Chicago, which explains why it was “foriegn” to us.

-- Hutch - North Dallas, Tx - Safety First

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