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May 29, 2020 11:54 AM CST
Dana Point
Need help with the name of this tree. Shown at Salt Creek park in Dana Point CA.

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May 29, 2020 2:58 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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Are you certain that the tree in #4 is the same kind? #4 looks like a fruitless mulberry but hard to tell at that distance. The first tree is unknown to me.
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May 29, 2020 3:43 PM CST
Dana Point
KellyFW said:Are you certain that the tree in #4 is the same kind? #4 looks like a fruitless mulberry but hard to tell at that distance. The first tree is unknown to me.


KellyFW- Thanks for the response! I'm not 100% sure that the tree in the fourth picture is the same species so I will remove it to avoid confusion. I'll add a few more photos of the the Salt Creek trees in case it helps someone else identify it.
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May 29, 2020 3:48 PM CST
Dana Point
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May 29, 2020 6:10 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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It would be helpful to take close pictures of the leaves showing how they attach along the stems, and some pictures of younger (not the youngest or oldest) branches with some close focus.

It looks like these are simple leaves with opposite arrangement, which makes me think it could be a compact version of a Catalpa sp., maybe Catalpa bignonioides 'Nana'.

If those are NOT simple leaves in opposite arrangement, then, well, never mind.

I took a look at this site on Google Maps street view, and it is clear to see that these trees are pollarded. They may still be Catalpa, but not likely the dwarf plant. They may be something else entirely, and not resembling its normal habit at all.
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May 29, 2020 7:21 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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Danagrows, IF this is Southern Catalpa be careful with planting them (if that is your interest). These can be invasive here in California. Along the Sacramento River I have removed these as well as Tamarix, Ailanthus, Arundo and others.
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