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Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
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Alexjoy
Nov 19, 2016 3:16 PM CST
Tree/leaf ID novice here. Any help IDing these leaves? Thanks!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Picture? general location, if you put it in your profile it will appear and help with identification, Welcome
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Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
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Alexjoy
Nov 19, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Pictures added. Thanks for any help!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 4:31 PM CST
1) Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree

3) Populus deltoides Eastern Cotonwood

5) Quercus Alba White Oak



11) Carpinus betulus Common Hornbeam

12) Liquidambar styraciflua American Sweetgum

There are several good leaf reference books and on line, additionally if you go above the banner we have a plant data base.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Nov 19, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Leaf alone is not always enough to ID, but you've picked some good distinctively shaped ones.

2- mulberry, Morus; species alba is very common and likely

3-4 different oaks

The very long large one is interesting. Any chance of pics of the whole tree? Describe where found- woods, landscape.. if woods, near river?

Agreed with above IDs given
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 4:42 PM CST
crawgarden said:1) Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree

3) Populus deltoides Eastern Cotonwood

5) Quercus Alba White Oak


10) Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum

11) Carpinus betulus Common Hornbeam

12) Liquidambar styraciflua American Sweetgum

There are several good leaf reference books and on line, additionally if you go above the banner we have a plant data base.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
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Alexjoy
Nov 19, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Thank you! Yes they were all by a woodsy area, by Rock Creek, but I don't have a photo of the tree the large long one came from unfortunately.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 4:48 PM CST
2) Quercus Stellata Post Oak

8) Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Nov 19, 2016 4:50 PM CST
Alexjoy, sent you a tree mail...usually say I think on my IDs
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Leftwood
Nov 19, 2016 6:27 PM CST
If #3 is Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides), the leaf stem will be flat in cross section, and perpendicular with the leaf blade. If the cross section is any other shape, it is not an Eastern cottonwood. Populus deltoides rarely has round leaves. (Deltoides means triangular.) It looks more like Little-leaf linden to me.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Nov 19, 2016 6:49 PM CST
The long one could be Pawpaw. That's pretty common in this area and loves to be near streams and rivers.
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dend...
Here's a key. You see in step 2 that how the leaf attaches to the twig is important.
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/fors...
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)

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