Plant ID forum: ID a backyard tree

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Name: Brenda Young
Brooklyn,NY
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Aug 11, 2016 2:02 PM CST
I've been searching online for days for the type of tree that has this shape leaf. Any idea?
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Aug 11, 2016 8:01 PM CST
I think it is some sort of Mulberry.
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 11, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Hi Brenda! Welcome! It looks like a Paper Mulberry tree. If the back sides of the leaves are lighter and furry, it suckers alot (shoots up trees every where from its roots), very fast growing, roots look kind of yellow, the bark is unusual looks kind of like grey cantaloupe skin and the wood is very white, then it would definitely be a paper mulberry. May your weekend be filled with joy!
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DaisyI
Aug 11, 2016 8:50 PM CST
It looked like a Mulberry to me also but I couldn't see any "fuzz" on the leaves (they look really smooth).
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 11, 2016 9:13 PM CST
On the leaf only the backside has fuzz, the backside should also be a lighter color than the top color of the leaf Smiling I just went ahead and listed all the other characteristics that would make it a paper mulberry! Without any pictures of bark, bottom side of leaves, or roots, I am not sure either. The reason I said paper mulberry is in the picture the leaves have different lobes to none at all, and that is indicative of a paper mulberry. Have a peaceful safe weekend!
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Name: Brenda Young
Brooklyn,NY
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Aug 11, 2016 10:58 PM CST
Thank You! I googled paper mulberry and it looks just like it. They're very invasive, many uproot them before they take over their whole yard. I think a huge tree next to it (that got very big very fast) might be one also, or in the same family because it has the orange colored fruit balls, but the leaves aren't the same (that tree also blows smoke Blinking ). I've seen starling birds eating the fruit. The trees are in my neighbors yard so the closest view I have is from my fire escape.
Name: Brenda Young
Brooklyn,NY
Newtotrees
Aug 12, 2016 5:09 AM CST
Thank You! I googled paper mulberry and it looks just like it. They're very invasive, many uproot them before they take over their whole yard. I think a huge tree next to it (that got very big very fast) might be one also, or in the same family because it has the orange colored fruit balls, but the leaves aren't the same (that tree also blows smoke Blinking ). I've seen starling birds eating the fruit. The trees are in my neighbors yard so the closest view I have is from my fire escape.

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