Plant ID forum: What kind of tree?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 21, 2016 10:13 PM CST
It's got weeping growth and flowered before getting leaves.

This photo was old, the tree now has nothing, no flowers and no leaves, could it have died?


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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 21, 2016 11:21 PM CST
I don't know what it is but it may have died if there are no leaves and it didn't bloom. An easy way to tell is to scratch a branch with your fingernail or something else with an edge that will lift a little "skin". If it doesn't scratch or is brown underneath, its dead. If it green underneath, it alive and taking it time.

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Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 22, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Looks like a weeping cherry, but hard to tell from far away. Any chance you could take a photo of the leaves and branches close up?
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 22, 2016 11:19 AM CST
My apologies, I read this wrong!! You can't take any photos. (Didn't have my glasses on.....my bad)

So here's the deal. Weeping cherries can be damaged easy. If you spray roundup, there's a high probability if you hit a shoot that grown up out of the ground that it will kill the tree. I know....from experience.

The weeping cherries are also latecomer in the spring, so I would wait a few more weeks and see what happens. You wouldn't have any leaves yet, probably just buds forming if anything. Crossing Fingers!

Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 22, 2016 11:27 AM CST
I wondered about weeping crabapple. But it would actually be helpful to have a picture of the twigs taken now, even without leaves, because we could at least see if they are alternate or opposite which could aid in eliminating some possibilities.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 22, 2016 12:01 PM CST
Crabapples leaf out and then flower. Cherries: some leaf out first and some flower first. It does look like a cherry.

Give it the scratch test.

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 22, 2016 1:03 PM CST
I scratched it and all I see is brown. The lower branches are dry and broke off. Last year during the dry summer the tree never got watered plus all chemicals were dumped by it, so it probably killed the whole tree. 😕
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sooby
Apr 22, 2016 1:14 PM CST
DaisyI said:Crabapples leaf out and then flower. Cherries: some leaf out first and some flower first. It does look like a cherry.


Crabapples can flower either before the leaves or with the leaves.

Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 22, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Sounds like its a goner. And it was so big! Sad
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 22, 2016 3:57 PM CST
That's too bad. When we accidentally hit the shoot with roundup, just part of the tree died. Then a little more, and eventually it was a totem pole and we had to remove it. They're kind of dainty compared to other trees but they sure are pretty when they flower.
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porkpal
Apr 22, 2016 5:34 PM CST
What kind of tree? A dead tree. Too bad, it was very attractive!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 22, 2016 9:54 PM CST
AlyssaBlue said:That's too bad. When we accidentally hit the shoot with roundup, just part of the tree died. Then a little more, and eventually it was a totem pole and we had to remove it. They're kind of dainty compared to other trees but they sure are pretty when they flower.


Roundup and pool chlorine

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