Trees and Shrubs forum: Tree ID please

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suburb of Springfield, MA
Kat2014
May 26, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Hi,
Can someone identify a tree for me, please?
I'm attaching a couple of photos.
First is a photo showing two large trees. I know that the tree on the right is a black walnut. It produces lots of nuts each year; but after ending up with black fingers for a month last fall I've decided it's not worth trying to do anything with the nuts.
It's the tree on the left in that first photo that I'd like to identify. The foliage is very similar to that of the walnut, but its bark is slightly different. And the tree on the left has never produced anything.
The second photo is a close up of a top section of that left tree, showing some sort of catkins hanging down. I never noticed those before today. Are those its blossoms?
Are walnut trees of separate sexes? Is my tree on the left a male walnut tree?
Thanks.
Kat2014
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 26, 2014 4:08 PM CST
Hickory Nut? I am just an official Guesser. But sometimes I get them right. How about posting this on the Plant ID forum?
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passiflora
Jun 2, 2014 3:37 AM CST
The tree on the left appears to be a pecan.
suburb of Springfield, MA
Kat2014
Jun 5, 2014 6:33 AM CST
Thank you. Sorry I've been so long in posting this. I've been trying to take a few more photos, but unfortunately they haven't turned out any better than what was already posted.
It would be great to have it be a pecan tree. If only it would produce its fruit...
The trees were planted by my father many years ago. He may have gotten young tree seedlings from a relative's farm. If so, I know there were hickory trees on the old farm.
Whatever it is, it apparently needs another one like it for cross pollination.
Thanks again.
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 6, 2014 9:00 AM CST
I'm pretty sure it's a pecan tree. No, it doesn't need another *just* like it. It needs another pecan tree but of a different variety that blooms at the same time. Pecans need a different variety for a pollinator. Since you don't know *which* variety this pecan is, then you don't know what variety to get. That leaves you with having to get TWO pecans of different varieties that bloom at the same time as the one you presently have. This way, you will insure that at least one of the new pecan trees you get is a different variety. Does that make sense? Pecans are pollinated by the wind.
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suburb of Springfield, MA
Kat2014
Sep 24, 2014 5:06 AM CST
To Ann,

I apologize again for being so late in replying. (Forgot to check back at this forum.)
Thank you for identifying the tree!

Kat



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flaflwrgrl
Sep 24, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Oh, you're so welcome!
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MsPalm
Jun 10, 2015 2:42 PM CST
Can anyone help ID moved here in Dec. I have this beautiful tree looks like some kind of Betry tree sorry took pictures at night living in Central Florida
Thanks
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Frillylily
Jun 10, 2015 2:52 PM CST
does it flower? are the flowers fragrant? Maybe some type of holly? What color do the berries turn at maturity?
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 10, 2015 5:30 PM CST
It is certainly a holly.
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