Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 01:42 pm
Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? I took a photo to the nursery today and it had them stumped. I thought I'd try asking here before I go take more pictures so they could try to narrow it down.

Thanks!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/tree.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 01:45 pm
@boomerang,
Busy now, will look around for it later today. First thought is weeping something as the common name.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 01:47 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? I took a photo to the nursery today and it had them stumped. I thought I'd try asking here before I go take more pictures so they could try to narrow it down.

Thanks!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/tree.jpg


Can't be sure without a better pic, but that looks awful like a weeping willow.

http://www.arborday.org/trees/graphics/trees/detail/Weeping-Willow_1.jpg

Can you get a close-up of the bark?

Cycloptichorn
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 01:47 pm
@boomerang,
Argh yes I've just seen it weeping... beech?

YES, that's what I'm thinking of even if I'm wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Beech

We spent some time recently with a HUGE old one, it was amazing. (Stand-in for the Whomping Willow in a Harry Potter party, with a "hollow" inside, I'll send you a couple of photos, so cool. I love them now.)
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 01:51 pm
It's not a willow or a beech. The shape it is in the photo is the shape it grows -- it doesn't spread out. I asked the owners of one house that has one if they knew and they didn't know either.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:05 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
The nursery guys asked me to go back for close up photos of the bark and leaves saying maybe they could narrow it down a bit more so I'll probably have photos soon.

I coaxed this bark out of the photo I have now...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/bark.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:09 pm
@boomerang,
If you can get close up shots - get at least one that shows the pattern in which the leaves come out from the nearest twig or branch. It will help to key it out.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:15 pm
@boomerang,
I was thinking one of the weeping cherries though that isn't typical form for them that I know of - mmm, a weeping plum variety?
looked up some cherry leaves to get an idea, though the ones in this link have a bit of a problem, so just re the general look of the leaf see if it fits.

Not a willow, to me.

Off to the store in the meantime -
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:19 pm
@ossobuco,
Those weeping cherries are gorgeous!

I walk past a couple of these often enough to know that they don't flower so I'm thinking it isn't any variety of fruit tree.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:21 pm
@boomerang,
Good, I was going to ask that.

This is sparking a memory..
puts off going to the store.
Oops, 1:21, better not.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 02:50 pm
@ehBeth,
http://forestry.about.com/od/treeidentification/tp/tree_key_id_start.htm

http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf/Treekey/tkframe.htm
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 04:05 pm
Hmmm. Fagus sylvatica pendula? weeping beech..

http://www.plantplaces.com/photos/100_3105(Medium).JPG
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 04:25 pm
@ossobuco,
That's what Soz suggested but the guys at the nursery actually ruled that one out because of the bark.

Maybe my photo didn't give them enough information or the print was deceptive.

The ones I've seen are more like the one in the photo though, narrow all the way up.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 04:30 pm
@boomerang,
oops, I didn't read back when home from the store..
well, anyway, I didn't see beech mentioned, but that brings up birch - thinking of Betula nigra pendula - but the photos I've seen have the bark more white, though I'm sure I've seen the tree in person, I don't remember strongly re the bark. Not many birches in west LA. for good reason.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 04:46 pm
@ossobuco,
Looks again, still betting beech.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 08:45 pm
@boomerang,
Is it native to your area and what area are you in?
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 08:58 pm
@boomerang,
Morus Alba Pendula, weeping mulberry, maybe?
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 09:11 pm
@neko nomad,
That looks rounder than the weeping beeches I've seen (i.e. more like boomer's photo).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 09:44 pm
@neko nomad,
The mulberry leaves I saw earlier didn't look right to me, but then I can't see the leaves on boomer's that well..
High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2011 09:11 am
@boomerang,
Ask Danon, he knows trees in your specific area - he knows trees everywhere, in fact. Link: http://able2know.org/topic/139617-111#post-4827734
 

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