Plant ID forum: What tree is this?

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 8, 2017 7:03 AM CST
This is a branch I accidently broke off of a sapling that is one of many I received 2 years ago from The Arbor Day Foundation. I forgot to tag it and now wonder what it might be. The devilish thorns brought it to my attention when I fell on top of it...OUCH!!!
Thank You!

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"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 8, 2017 7:14 AM CST
That's certainly a Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) and those lobed leaves indicate that it is probably one like Crataegus phaenopyrum - Washington Hawthorn.

There are many Hawthorns native to North America, and - fortunately or unfortunately - The Arbor Day Foundation has been relatively unreliable over the years at providing proper identification of the plants it distributes.

I can't count the number of times I've responded to posters trying to figure out what they received from TADF.
John
Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
Every day in the yard is a GOOD day
Dog Lover Bee Lover
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IJsbrandtGA
Jun 8, 2017 10:41 AM CST
@ViburnumValley thank you John. That makes total sense. I do contribute and believe in their mission so when I wrote to them asking for another color key code I was upset that they did not respond. I'm referring to the colored paint markings that are on the starter limbs that were sent to me. Maybe like everyone else they are just too busy.

Thank you for taking time to answer my question so that I can enjoy my tree. Have a nice weekend!

"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Farmer Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 10, 2017 12:05 PM CST
You are welcome - good luck with the Hawthorn. Send some pics when it flowers/fruits, as that will add to the positive ID.
John

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