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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Feb 7, 2015 12:24 PM CST

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porkpal
Feb 7, 2015 12:28 PM CST
What kind of tree? My first thought was some sort of pine.
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dave
Feb 7, 2015 12:49 PM CST

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My first thought was some sort of birch. Betula nigra has bark like this.

Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Feb 7, 2015 4:21 PM CST
It is a deciduous. Possibly birch
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 7, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Can we see the entire tree to see the form?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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bamira
Feb 7, 2015 5:16 PM CST
any kind of Aesculus,
probably
Aesculus glabra Whistling

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bamira
Feb 7, 2015 5:26 PM CST
typical bark, the right standard branch, to the left is a sample of a young stem.
or Aesculus hippocastanum

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bamira
Feb 7, 2015 8:34 PM CST
or will it be a maple tree, if you're of the Javorov - Czech Maplewood. nodding
I like such names, I often don't know the origin of the name, evolve and change the language, Sometimes they do repair.
I grew up in a village called beautifully - "Apple tree with red apples" I tip my hat to you.
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Frillylily
Feb 7, 2015 9:04 PM CST
It will be nearly impossible to ID the tree positively without seeing its form, what the leaves look like, fall color, fruits-seeds-nuts, or know it's growing conditions. Any of this information will lead to a more accurate ID for it. There are many trees with shaggy bark.

http://treebarkid.com/index.php/general-bark-id-key

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RockGardner
Feb 8, 2015 12:32 AM CST
Given the one photo to go by, and seeing a paper-like peeling of bark at about 1/3 of the way up on the left side of the photo, I'd agree with Dave, it's probably a River Birch. I happen to have one on my property.

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bamira
Feb 8, 2015 1:46 AM CST
Betula nigra 100% no, the young bark has horizontal lines, teh is peeling off, the old bark is no peeling, Betula bark scrolls horizontally across the vertical axis, his bark scrolls vertically on the horizontal axis,
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Feb 8, 2015 7:02 AM CST
This is at a house I went to look at. I may not be back there soon.

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JRsbugs
Feb 8, 2015 9:10 AM CST
Maybe it's an old Acer griseum? Bark does vary according to age.

http://plants.bachmanslandscaping.com/12070012/Plant/10/Pape...

http://www.hgtvgardens.com/trees/trees-for-winter-bark

A photo on the next link shows peeling bark with much the same 'texture'.

http://greenspade.com/category/plants/trees/page/2

There's 3 photos showing varying bark on the next link ..

http://selectree.calpoly.edu/photos.lasso?rid=54&-session=se...

Maybe a few stubborn pieces have been left after the main peeling, the cinnamon colour underneath seems to match A. griseum ..

http://outoftheboxconsulting.net/jimblog/?p=365
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Frillylily
Feb 8, 2015 10:40 AM CST
I thought of that too but it doesn't seem to like the colder zones.
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JRsbugs
Feb 8, 2015 11:04 AM CST
It is said to be hardy to at least zone 4,

We offer the Acer Griseum the “Paperbark Maple” which is zone 4-5 cold weather hardy maple


http://www.davidsansjapanesemaples.com/featured-japanese-map...

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...

Acer x nikoense ‘Ginzam’ (Gingerbread™ Paperbark Maple) is possible .. zone 4-8

A vigorous hybrid of Acer griseum and Acer nikoense


http://upshoothort.jalbum.net/Gingerbread%E2%84%A2-Paperbark...

This pdf is nearly 8mb, be warned!

http://www.robinsonnursery.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Ca...

Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Feb 8, 2015 2:36 PM CST
@JRsbugs it does look a lot like paper bark maple.
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JRsbugs
Feb 8, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Reid, I agree! Of course I would. Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!

I have checked out a list of deciduous native trees for your state, none quite matched as well. It appears this tree was planted for effect.


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bamira
Feb 8, 2015 5:17 PM CST

This is nice to see the top young soft bark, peels horizontally, at the bottom of the old hard peels vertically
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Feb 8, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Stefan (bamira) is right: It can't be a birch. No birch has bark that peels in that manner.

If the dark branch in the right background is from that tree, the growth pattern would match an Aesculas species (and would further discount birch or maple).
Aesculas glabra (Ohio Buckeye) are not commonly planted here, but they are not rare, either. They are completely winter hardy here (Minneapolis/St.Paul), unlike Paperbark maple.

Aesculas hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) grows here too, but it's less likely in the city/suburbs due to the pesky (and dangerous) thorny seed husks.

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Frillylily
Feb 8, 2015 6:46 PM CST
I don't see anything in the original picture that looks "papery" to me. It looks like a peeling bark, but not thin enough to match the birches or maples I seen pics of. Of course some trees vary quite alot in appearance depending on age.

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