Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: Need an ID on this tree--please.....

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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jun 22, 2016 7:29 PM CST
This tree has been growing on my neighbor's front lawn for years.
About 6 yrs. ago--she had it cut down to the roots. She thought
that would "kill it"---She is NOT a gardener.
Now it has re-grown is it's full glory. I believe it may be a frut tree
of some sorts. Just because of the leaves.

Can anyone tell me what this tree is? Thanks, Gita

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ssgardener
Jun 23, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Gita, I'm tagging @viburnumvalley. I bet he'd be able to ID this tree.
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jun 24, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Thanks, SS. What do you mean by "Tagging @viburnumvalley?"
Will it be "sent" to him?
Must be some function of the electronic world that I know nothing about.

I will be looking for an answer. Gita
Name: Cam
Maryland (Zone 6b)
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CAMfromMD
Jun 24, 2016 7:51 AM CST
Yes, Gita.. by "tagging" someone in a post, they get notified of the post.
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 25, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Or by using a Ouija board...

Not a lot to work with there, but looks a lot like a Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana).

I'm not going to reiterate how to provide more information here. I think all of you know the drill.
John
Name: John
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ViburnumValley
Jun 25, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Next time, you might project images on the sky...(it's a bird)

Or on the land...(it's a plan)

Or on an elevator door...(it's...)


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John
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jun 25, 2016 8:16 PM CST
OH, c'mon John! What else do you need to see to make
a positive ID? I do not know "The drill"....

Persimmon is fruit bearing--right? I think I have eaten these.
Very sweet and tasty.

This tree was there long before she had it cut down.
NO persimmons! Are we in the wrong zone?
Now it has re-grown to the same size~ 6'-7'.
What should I look for?

How long does it take for a Persimmon to fruit?

Please don't mind me asking all this. I am ignorant on all this.

THANKS, Gita
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 25, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Could be Diospyros kaki too, though I don't get to see that one in the Ohio River valley.

The genus Diospyros tends to be dioecious, which means with a single tree you may never see fruit.
John
Name: Cam
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CAMfromMD
Jun 26, 2016 3:39 AM CST
Not the wrong zone, Gita. I had a Persimmon tree at my last house it it would bear fruit every year... lots of fruit. And I'm fairly certain there was not another Persimmon tree in the area for many miles.

The leaves on that tree are similar to the ones on the Persimmon tree I had but not an exact match. I'm not positive but I do not think that's what you have there.
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jun 26, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Gita, you don't remember this tree flowering at any time?

Or dropping fruit?

Flowers and fruit may be not present now on this young growth, though.

Those elevator doors, what a hoot!
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Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jun 26, 2016 6:36 PM CST
Sally--
I am sure it has never had any fruit on it....so NO dropping of fruit.

Since I never, really, paid much attention to this tree--I will be more
curious if it has any blooms or anything resembling fruit. Almost sure--NO!

Olga's front lawn and mine are "neighbors" I see it every time i am outside.
Olga, probably, never pays any attention to it. To her it was a nuisance-
so she had it cut down, not realizing it would re-grow. She does not understand the
"ifs' and"hows" of gardening.
I believe her cutting things down-including her (ahem--HIS) big Fig Tree
was a way of her dealing with the sudden death of her husband.
She took out her pain and anger by getting rid of trees that had been HIS to care for
there for a long time--like the HUGE Fig tree--which was "HIS". She was. literally, crying over
this tree being gone. DAH! SHE paid someone to cut it down.

Then--she goes through a period of regret, being remorseful that now NO ONE in the
family will ever have a piece of HIS tree. And was so happy that one of the
cuttings I took rooted and was growing. She cried when I showed it to her and gave it to her.

Then--winter comes--and, again all my suggestions that she insulate, somehow, thew roots
of the big tree which had re-sprouted--she does NOTHING and it dies back again.

Oh well--Spanish women can be temperamental. Que sera--sera....Whatever will be, will be...

Like--"Don't blame the tree and take out your anger on the trees by destroying them"!
None of this was it's fault! None of it was Her fault nor His either.

Life, love, and death --and how they relate to each other is complicated. Sighing!

Gita
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Sep 3, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Warning: hijacking thread Rolling on the floor laughing

Visiting my mom & dad in North Myrtle Beach. She knows how much I love trees and brought me by this amazing grandmother of a tree. My ignorance of trees is saddening...any ideas what this beauty is?


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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Southern Live Oak?
Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 3, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Definitely looks like a live oak to me! With beautiful branching and vines!

As far as the original posting...It looks like an American Persimmon to me.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Sep 3, 2016 6:24 PM CST
Thank you--and, once again, I apologize for invading someone else's Thread
with my question. Never used to be so constricting as to where I can ask a question.
Used to be able to just ask anything...anywhere--and no ne complained.

Anyone can ask me any question no matter what the Tread is. Honest.
I will aways take the time to answer to the best of my knowledge.
G.
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 3, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Hope you aren't apologizing to me, Gita. I am the most off-topic fool in this place Hilarious!
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon

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