Leftwood said:And Swayback, in your own style, I'm going to ask you why you think the first pics are not Prunus, and likewise not offer any back up reasoning.
Leftwood said:Frankly, by the branch structure of the first group of pics, it doesn't seem like a Prunus of any sort to me, either. If the berries are really in the fall, I don't think there are any wild Prunus spp. that hold their fruit until then. A mention of berry color might be helpful, Jason. If it has fruit, then it must also have flowers that would be more telling....
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I do think a willow is a good contender for the second group of photos, but not definite.
I have a lovely case if the summer flu... I petered out before I could elaborate...
There's a couple of things that tip me off.
1) the pic I mentioned is the only close up on the leaf I can see. I see a very smooth edge, no signs of serration or jagged edges
2) I see prominent veins on the underside of the leaf, far thicker than I'm used to seeing on prunus
3) the leaves are very sparse all along the stem, but thick at the terminal tip of each branch
4) the branches appear twisted and gnarly, much like a plant that's struggled for light for many years, but the plant is clearly in the open and shouldn't need to fight for light.
5) the leaf color is bright green, with no sign of color variation, no red edge etc...
Since I quoted you I can't actually see the pics anymore... So that's all I can remember
Swayback said:Crush a leaf, see if it doesn't smell like lemon
would that be for the second one in question?