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Feb 10, 2017 12:50 PM CST
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This is a picture of a tree taken in California. I would like to know the name.

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Feb 10, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Hard to say. It has been pollarded. When the leaves pop out take more photos and post them.
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Feb 10, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Is there any chance you can get a picture of the leaves, preferably with a twig showing whether they are opposite or alternate? I notice there are a few leaves on it. The unusual shape is because it has been pollarded, a way of pruning.

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Feb 10, 2017 2:01 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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BeKind, just a thought. If the woman in the lower right of the photo is your friend or relative no problem, but if she was a stranger who happened to walk along when you snapped the photo, you might want to edit her out of the image. Thumbs up
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Feb 10, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Its a Mulberry tree - Morus alba. That's the way people prune them in California. Sad
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Feb 10, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Name: Sue
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I was thinking from the leaves that it might be a mulberry but they weren't really clear enough. Why do they pollard mulberries in California, and is it only mulberries that are grown like that there?
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Feb 10, 2017 5:42 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I don't know. Seems criminal to me. Only Mulberries get this treatment.
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Feb 11, 2017 12:37 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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They also pollard London Plane trees - Platanus x acerifolia, and I've seen it done to Myoporum laetum... and uninformed "gardener/tree" guys will do it to just about anything.
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Feb 11, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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In Paris, some of the London Plane trees are pruned sharply to look like a green wall, it was impressive
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