Plant ID forum: Tree ID's

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Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Oct 14, 2012 3:00 PM CST
I live in North Central Florida and believe these are probably native trees as they are part of the forest I live in.

The first one is a very fast grower. This tree reaches about 12-14 feet tall now. It wasn't here 7 years ago when that power pole was put in.

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The second photo is closer of the trunk.

This tree is deciduous, just now starting to lose it's leaves for winter.

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Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Oct 14, 2012 3:06 PM CST
The next one is also just less than 7 years old. Certainly a slower grower. This one is about 7-8 feet tall. It has one main tall skinny trunk in the middle and the branches grow out almost horizontal to the trunk. If I recall, it does not lose it's leaves for winter.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 19, 2012 7:38 AM CST

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A birch and an oak. I can't easily say which variety in either case, though.
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Oct 19, 2012 8:10 AM CST
The leaves suggest a Prunus species on the first one. Branching structure is also Prunus like and not birch like. Agreed about the oak. I wouldn't be able to put a name to either, even with better pics, as I am not familiar with species that far south.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 19, 2012 8:34 AM CST

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Thanks Rick. I think you're right on the Prunus. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Molly McKinley
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MollyMc
Oct 19, 2012 10:49 AM CST
Thanks guys, this gives me something to start with. I have a list of trees native to North Florida I got from the Extension Office......but no pictures. With the botanical name, I can now start to go through the list and look for pictures.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 19, 2012 11:55 PM CST
Just happened across this:
The thread "Opinions on Water Oak? (Quercus Nigra)" in Trees and Shrubs forum

It may be your mystery oak.(?)

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