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Name: Ali Shaw
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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Mar 20, 2020 9:07 AM CST
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Mar 20, 2020 9:11 AM CST
Close up of the flowers and bark is needed, just looking at the structure of the tree, it does not appear to be a dogwood, at least the ones I'm familiar with.
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Name: James
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deepsouth
Mar 20, 2020 9:15 AM CST
I agree

close-ups needed

at this distance - looks like a pear
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BigBill
Mar 20, 2020 10:07 AM CST
A pear is a good possibility! Could be some type of cherry, crab apple or another fruit.
Since there are so many blossoms, I shy away from a peach and I don't know much about a pear tree,
If we could see new leaves and bark of the trunk.
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DaisyI
Mar 20, 2020 10:12 AM CST
I suspect Flowering Pear - they are blooming here too. Its too early for cherries and apples leaf out and then bloom. Way too early for peach and they bloom pink. If it were in a warmer place, maybe almond but the growth habit and bunching flowers says pear.
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buttonspeanut
Mar 21, 2020 1:19 AM CST
I have two dogwood trees. One white and one red. No, it is not a dogwood. It doesn't have the shape of a dogwood or flower form.
Name: John
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ViburnumValley
Mar 21, 2020 12:26 PM CST
Agree with need for additional close (and clear) images, but I suspect it is the ubiquitous (and invasive) Callery Pear.

Close inspection of this one image shows a big wound from a split off branch on the face of the trunk - quite common in this species - and what looks like a flowering branch of another pear protruding into the image from the right side of the frame.

Callery Pears (Pyrus calleryana) are very common landscape plants, and are in full bloom here in the Ohio River Valley region - similar to Oklahoma's growing zone. There are many named selections (Bradford, Cleveland Select, Aristocrat, etc.), and they all grow with abandon.

Predilection for preponderance of co-dominant stems is a primary problem. That habit leads to the splitting off a large pieces during heavy winds or snow/ice loads.

The other problem is that after the heavy flowering period, all those pollinated flowers will become fruit that birds eat, poop out seeds all over, and then those seeds germinate in unmanaged areas. See many articles variously titled "the coming plague of pears". This Asian species is rapidly becoming the next honeysuckle/multiflora rose/kudzu.
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Arlington Hts, IL (Zone 5b)
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Lauram847
Mar 21, 2020 2:57 PM CST
This may help once the tree leafs out: check the arrangement or position of the leaves.

Trees in the Cornus genus or Dogwoods have opposite leaf arrangement (except for the Pagoda Dogwood which have an alternate arrangement hence the name Cornus alternifolia).

Trees in the Pyrus genus such as Pyrus calleryana have an alternate leaf arrangement.



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porkpal
Mar 21, 2020 3:01 PM CST
To me it is pretty clear from the conformation of the tree and the form of the blooms that it is an ornamental pear.
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