Name that tree!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by integrityman, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OK folks, what is this wonderful specimen?

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  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looked like a Golden Arborvitae from a distance but close up it's definitely not, so I guess this is just a free bump, lol.
     
  3. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good try Darryl......Like an arborvitae it is also conifer; however, It is also deciduous........
     
  4. gsf1010

    gsf1010 LawnSite Member
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    Golden dawn redwood (Gold Rush)
     
  5. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ding Ding ding Ding...... You win the prize.

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

    Way underused as specimen trees. Disease resistant and does well in moist conditions.

    Another really fascinating gold variety is 'Kools Gold' an improvement over 'Gold Rush'. I believe its marketed by Buchholz and Buchholz.
     
  6. gsf1010

    gsf1010 LawnSite Member
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    Dawn redwoods are very under utilized in my neck of the woods. Most gold specimens used here are either hinoki or deodara with the occasional skyland.
     
  7. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The redwoods are very stately and pretty too.
     
  8. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    beautiful tree. what's the root system like? Does is surface spread?
     
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are we going to keep rolling on this tree naming ...

    Here ... this may be enough to go on...

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  10. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like it could be a Gold Mop Cypress possibly.
     

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