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What kind of tree is this and is this normal?

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Juebeels, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Juebeels

    Juebeels LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hey guys I was hoping to get some info on what type of tree this is. I think it is some sort of maple? It was dripping water in the few spots I trimmed and has a gray base with green branches. I just want to properly identify the trees on this property in order to make sure every one is properly cared for and excuse my total ignorance. 20190305_105446.jpg 20190305_105215.jpg 20190305_105149.jpg
  2. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Looks like a dogwood to me but you gotta have a lot species I've never seen here in MN,
  3. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,444

    Looks like a Japanese Maple to me. Any better pictures of the leaves?
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  4. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,484

    Looks like an older Japanese Maple.
    In need of some pruning.
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  5. Idlewild

    Idlewild LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Japanese maple. The “water” that you see is what is referred to as “bleed”, usually after
    pruning. Maples are better left unpruned in the winter months, best to wait until
    leafed out, in your area probably early summer. ?. This mainly applies to live wood, dead
    wood can be thinned at any time.
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  6. agm

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 414

    I agree, japanese maple
  7. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,337

    Limited by what I see but also agree jap maple.
  8. OP

    Juebeels LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thank you all. After looking up some more info on Japanese maples I am pretty certain that's what it is. Google has been pretty useful but it's incredibly helpful to have real people's help. Thank you again
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