Plant ID forum: What Kind of Tree?

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Outside of Detroit Area, MI
ayost44
May 31, 2016 4:53 PM CST
Can someone please identify this tree for me? Having difficulties! Thank you so much!


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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 31, 2016 5:31 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

It looks like a young Elm tree to me. Updating your info to include your location will help us to help you.

Daisy
Outside of Detroit Area, MI
ayost44
May 31, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Thanks, Daisy! I updated my location. I am just outside of the Detroit area in Livingston County, Michigan. I thought it may be an elm, but the bark & leaf texture weren't familiar to me. It also doesn't flower, which I read that elms do. Maybe young elms do not. Is there any more info, or angles I can send that can help cement the answer? Thanks again!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 1, 2016 5:48 AM CST
It could Ulmus glabra. The leaf margins are double serrate and the shape fits better than other Elms except for maybe Ulmus laevis.

http://www.tree-guide.com/wych-elm

http://www.tree-guide.com/elm-leaves

Location of U. glabra .. which is only a rough guide.

http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2749

Ulmus laevis leaves are very similar with maybe a more ovate shape.

http://www.tree-guide.com/european-white-elm

Ulmus laevis isn't featured on the site .. and the others, at a glance, don't match so it looks like Ulmus glabra is more probable. The other species should be checked out to be sure.

http://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Ulmus

I can't find a tree of U. glabra which has immature bark, but the more mature bark on the following link does show raised horizontal bumps (lenticels). The same can be seen on the tree-guide link.

http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/soorten/Ruwe_iep__Ulmus_glabra__S...

Young twigs ..

http://www.british-wild-flowers.co.uk/E-Flowers/Elm,%20Wych....

Outside of Detroit Area, MI
ayost44
Jun 4, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Wow! JRsbugs, you are awesome! Thank you so much for all your time & effort in helping me out. From what I read, elms in Michigan are susceptible to Dutch Elm disease. Hope this one can avoid that fate & grow tall. There are not many elms in the area. Would be great for diversity! Thank you all again for all your assistance. I will pay it back by planting a tree. Take care. Thank You!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Jun 5, 2016 5:22 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. *Blush* Thumbs up

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