Plant ID forum: Please ID this tree

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jan 30, 2016 4:32 PM CST
The person who took the photograph would like to know. The article gives a little bit of background info.

http://hh-today.com/
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I wonder how large the leaves are? It made me think of the Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla) when we were in southern California.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2016 7:22 PM CST
We saw a lot of these trees in the San Diego area that look similar to the one you are trying to ID. Someone told me they are the Moreton Bay Figs:
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jan 30, 2016 7:32 PM CST
That certainly looks similar. Someone who posted on the website suggested Eucalyptus but there are a lot of different kinds.

The photo was taken by the former editor of our town newspaper but he is back in Oregon now so can't get better, closer photos.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jan 30, 2016 7:39 PM CST
I submitted your suggestion, Lin! Thanks a bunch.

Any other suggestions out there?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2016 10:01 PM CST
That was my first thought (Moreton Bay Fig). But their roots really spread out - like Banyan trees. These aren't. My next thought is Eucalyptus. There used to be a lot of Eucalyptus in Newport Beach but there has been a major campaign to take them out as they get big and fall on people.

Could these be the last remaining Eucalyptus?

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jan 30, 2016 10:31 PM CST
I was thinking the same thing about the roots. Note that our former newspaper editor pointed out that the roots were not lifting the sidewalk, unlike the trees our city likes to plant along the streets here. Around here it is walker beware!!

I see that the Lemon Gum Eucalyptus has white bark. This is one of the trees listed as a possible replacement for the blue gums that are being removed.

https://www.google.com/search?q=lemon+Eucalyptus+trees&tbm=i...

I wish we had a closer view of the leaves because that may well settle it.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2016 11:48 AM CST
It's so hard to tell without being able to view the leaves closer. I tried to zoom in on the photo in that link but couldn't really tell much about leaf shape, size etc.

I'm thinking some of the trees with white bark that I saw in San Diego might have been Eucalyptus. I've zoomed in on the leaves of those trees in my above photos and the trees in the center photo aren't the same as the ones on either end. The trees in the first and third pictures may be the Moreton Bay ficus:
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The trees in my center photo are different but I'm not sure what trees these are:
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 31, 2016 1:09 PM CST
Ficus microcarpa 'Nitida'?

http://newportbeach.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=26&e...

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-microcarpa

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