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Sat May 1, 2021, 07:58 PM

Who's good at identifying trees from their leaves?


Itís almost certainly a maple, but I havenít found an exact match yet. Care to give it a try?

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Reply Who's good at identifying trees from their leaves? (Original post)
EYESORE 9001 May 1 OP
2naSalit May 1 #1
EYESORE 9001 May 1 #3
2naSalit May 1 #4
Sanity Claws May 1 #19
Botany May 1 #2
enough May 1 #5
MyOwnPeace May 1 #7
EYESORE 9001 May 1 #8
Botany May 1 #10
Grasswire2 May 1 #17
Botany May 1 #20
Grasswire2 May 1 #21
MyOwnPeace May 1 #6
EYESORE 9001 May 1 #9
rurallib May 1 #16
Arkansas Granny May 1 #11
Sanity Claws May 1 #18
femmedem May 1 #12
marble falls May 1 #13
Pobeka May 1 #14
markie May 1 #15

Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:00 PM

1. Sugar maple?

Or maybe a Sycamore? How big is it? If it's huge, look at Sycamore.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:02 PM

3. I considered sugar maple

and itís close, but not an exact match to my eye. Itís big, over 4Ē wide.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:06 PM

4. I just looked at a few pics of Sycamore...

And I think it's that. I used to get confused by them but maple has a more elogated center where this is rather wide.

I think it's a Sycamore.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Sycamore&t=newext&iax=images&ia=images

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:19 PM

19. Sycamore leaves are serrated.

I think this is a maple.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:02 PM

2. Crimson King Maple* It might be a Black Maple which is no longer considered a separate species.

* A type of Norway Maple which is a total shit invasive non native tree.

Cut it off @ ground level, paint the stump with round up, and plant a native instead.



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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:08 PM

5. Thanks for keeping up the fight. I've pretty much given up. NT

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:10 PM

7. Well, there 'ya go!!!

QUITE informative - and thanks!!!!!

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:10 PM

8. Not seeing a resemblance

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #8)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:25 PM

10. Lots of variation in leaf morpholgy in the same species.

Too late now but if you can look @ a twig with out the leaves in the fall or winter the buds
are a better way of i.d.ing the tree. If the terminal bud is pointed and looks like an ice cream
cone then it is a black maple if the terminal bud is rounded then it is a Norway maple.

You can also look at the bark too. And if it smells like lutefisk then it is a Norway Maple.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:07 PM

17. roundup????

Seriously???

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #17)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:31 PM

20. "Seriously" Yup.

If it is a Norway Maple then you want it to be dead. The damage done to our environment,
its supportive capacity, and our planet's biodiversity by non native invasive species is a
billion times worse then the environmental and possible health risks by the use of glyphosate.

You can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.



This is kudzu killing a forest. You will not get a wood thrush, a VA bluebell, an oak tree,
a monarch butterfly, some ginseng, a box turtle, a wood thrush, spring beauties, a redheaded
woodpecker, America Ginger, Christmas Ferns, American Dogwood, an American Kestrel, and on
and on once the kudzu takes over. I have seen whole mountain sides in W.V. turned into a waste-
land by kudzu. What are you gonna do pull it by hand?

Now if you have a better way to control non native invasive than I'm all ears but until then it
is a much needed too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #20)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:22 PM

21. I have red-headed woodpeckers, monarchs, oak trees, dogwood, kestrel..

in my yard, among other wonders such as bald eagles, osprey, and more.

But I don't have kudzu. There is lesser celandine and Italian arum. I don't use roundup on them, either.

I'm just shocked.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:09 PM

6. I'm guessing Red Maple.....

but, WOW, tons of 'sites' for leaf identification available on the 'Google' thingie!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #6)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:12 PM

9. Yeah, I've been looking

but no exact matches...yet.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #6)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:01 PM

16. Looks like a good old Red Maple to me - I have bunch of them around me

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:27 PM

11. Could it be Sweet Gum?

https://tree-map.nycgovparks.org/tree-map/species/49548

My phone doesn't like to post pictures.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:29 PM

13. Flip it over, does it look like this ...

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:43 PM

14. 10 to 1 it's a horticultural variety of crimson king.

Horticultural varieties abound in the red leaf realms.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:52 PM

15. I have a Crimson King Maple in my front yard

that's what you have



middle tree

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