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What tree is this ?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Largebore, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Largebore

    Largebore LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    This tree is a bit of an enigma. The bark is white yet it is not a birch or a beech. The leaves look like Oak but they are wide at the base and get narrow while the Oak is the opposite. Tree not doing to well..but still looking to identify it.





  2. SoCalNursery

    SoCalNursery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    With that bark and those lenticels, it screams Birch to me. But not with that foliage. A hybrid of some type? An enigma indeed...

    Any catkins or other fruiting structures present? That would help immensely.
  3. OP

    Largebore LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Nope nothing other than what is shown in the pics. I went back out to check but nothing else
  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,073

    I took a picture of the leaf with my phone which has the PlantSnap app. It said London Plane Tree. It has never been correct yet so I don't have lot of hope.
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  5. OP

    Largebore LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Ya I used the same app. Results were ridiculous
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  6. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,486

    Nope, That's an epic fail, as a London Plane Tree is a Sycamore!

    As for the OP's tree in question. I would say that it is a Variety of a ornamental CUTLEAF White Birch.
  7. OP

    Largebore LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Aghh a winner !!! Yeah/ Yep, I checked the link and it is exactly my tree. Thank you....
  8. Mumblingboutmowers

    Mumblingboutmowers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 936

    You know your trees. I searched off and on since this post and couldn't figure it out, made me curious. I think your answer is the winner.
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  9. OP

    Largebore LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Now all I have to do now is figure out how to get it to grow some more leaves as it is looking sparse.
  10. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,977

    Never heard of PlantSnap. Just sign up. Thumbs Up
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