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02-09-2015 04:25 PM

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 05:02 PM

From the first picture, it looks like a “BigFoot” hickory… < BIG GRIN >

Actually, I don’t have any idea.

Good Luck.

Be Careful!

Herb

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 06:07 PM

Depending on the region found it could be the “Bowlingpin tree” or the “Rear side silhouette Snuffleupagus tree”. they can be easily confused by lay people.

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 06:08 PM

I’d need a better picture of one leaf to be sure. The tree and the bark resemble a type of Maple.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 06:34 PM

I never saw a spear shaped Maple leaf

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#5 posted 02-09-2015 06:45 PM

It would really help if the OP would give a location of the tree. Is it in China, Kenya Austria, Florida?

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#6 posted 02-09-2015 07:17 PM

Sorry, it is in Tulsa OK.

You can see the exact location and other angles with the streetview link.

While cutting it up yesterday I asked the owner if it had berries or winged seeds. He didn’t think it had either.

Not sure he would have noticed.

Asked him why he had it cut down and he said it was a liability because it had some rot. And then he asked if I was interested in his other trees because he had to cut all of them down as well, for one reason or another.
So I don’t really trust him.

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#7 posted 02-09-2015 07:20 PM

It really needs some closer shots of the leaves.
The Google car can only do so much and decent individual shots isn’t one of them.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 02-09-2015 07:21 PM

When I go back later this week I will try to find an intact leaf.

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#9 posted 02-09-2015 07:23 PM

Even a dry leaf shape might help if it can be flattened for a picture.
I have arborist friends at a couple of USDA extension offices that want to see more.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 02-09-2015 07:27 PM

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but take a look here: http://www.leaf-id.com/leaf-shape-ovoid.htm

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#11 posted 02-09-2015 07:36 PM

If it’s his property, get it in writing if he’s renting get the owner to sign off 1st. Also know most framing crews and or self props aren’t insured for tree cutting, be careful.

I had a cust 12 15 yrs or more back, I sidewalled one of his rentals, the property had a gorgeous 20 foot Japanese filigree maple beside the house. It was there Fri when I left, It was gone Mon when I came back. I called him ASAP, oh yeah I had some guy come over Sat to cut it down, it was blocking early morning sun. I nearly lost it, I asked him if he had any idea how much that tree was worth. The local nursery sold 3 to 4 footers for $100 – $130.00. A 10 footer at a garden show had a tag on it $6000.00 A local landscaper valued a mature 20’ maple at $1000.00 per foot retail, said he’d have paid $14000.00 for it and made a killing reselling it.

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#12 posted 02-09-2015 07:45 PM



If it s his property, get it in writing if he s renting get the owner to sign off 1st. Also know most framing crews and or self props aren t insured for tree cutting, be careful.

I had a cust 12 15 yrs or more back, I sidewalled one of his rentals, the property had a gorgeous 20 foot Japanese filigree maple beside the house. It was there Fri when I left, It was gone Mon when I came back. I called him ASAP, oh yeah I had some guy come over Sat to cut it down, it was blocking early morning sun. I nearly lost it, I asked him if he had any idea how much that tree was worth. The local nursery sold 3 to 4 footers for $100 – $130.00. A 10 footer at a garden show had a tag on it $6000.00 A local landscaper valued a mature 20 maple at $1000.00 per foot retail, said he d have paid $14000.00 for it and made a killing reselling it.

- Ghidrah

He is having a tree service drop them.
Even with something in writing I would be too chicken to cut down a tree on a strangers property.
I am just hauling some off for “firewood”.

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#13 posted 02-09-2015 07:48 PM

And then he asked if I was interested in his other trees because he had to cut all of them down as well, for one reason or another.
So I don’t really trust him.

Sorry I don’t understand you reason not to trust him .What’s not to trust? perhaps I am missing something obvious. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 02-09-2015 07:53 PM



And then he asked if I was interested in his other trees because he had to cut all of them down as well, for one reason or another.
So I don’t really trust him.

Sorry I don t understand you reason not to trust him .What s not to trust? perhaps I am missing something obvious. Alistair

- SCOTSMAN


His risk threshold would have every tree cut down withing three tree lengths of a structure or powerline.
So I don’t know if he really has a low threshold for risk or another motive.

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#15 posted 02-09-2015 11:19 PM

In my area private conts usually include tree removal because they count on making money on the remains, woodchips and lumber resale to local mills and individuals, (wood worthy of milling).

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