Tree ID?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gasfast, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. gasfast

    gasfast LawnSite Member
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    Can any of you guys tell me what kind of tree this is? It's driving me nuts.

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  2. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    it would'nt be one I would have in my landscape !!!!
    cant really tell by the pic
     
  3. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here we call it a SPRIG. It is a fast growing weed. Ugly and needs to be pulled and replaced with something nice. Kind of like a MIMOSA but uglier. good luck, cut it down, grind the stump and plant something nice next to where it used to be.
     
  4. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    up here alot of people think a mimosa tree is a weed, I kinda like em though
     
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like box elder suckers growing from an old stump.
     
  6. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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    Hard to ID without a leaf or close-up of the bark.

    Regardless of the specifics, I would advise cutting the big limb at the bottom (for a healthy fee) and replacing it with air.
     
  7. gasfast

    gasfast LawnSite Member
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    It's not any of the trees mentioned.
    It doesnt seem to have leaves or needles, but has delicate "sprigs" as foliage.
    I suspect it may be indigenous to the western states.

    The tree has sentimental value to the property owner.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  8. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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    Can you give us any more info? maybe a shot of the bark or a desription of the leaves or blooms? Thanks.
     
  9. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll risk saying Russian Olive, but I'm almost sure thats wrong. Maybe some kind of Willow. The true experts can tell just by the bark and branching structure. Get a better pic of the bark and maybe a leaf.
     
  10. gasfast

    gasfast LawnSite Member
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    I'll get a couple of more pics posted soon. No green yet, but when the foliage is there it is like a spindley little fern. It doesn't look like a leaf or a needle.
    Thanks,
    Steve

    Here's one more...

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