Trees and Shrubs forum: Virginia Tree IDs

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Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
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Alexjoy
Jul 12, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Just bought a home in Virginia. Wondering what the four trees in my yard are (I realize they might not be native). Thanks so much for any help!

Tree 1:

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Tree 2:

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Tree 3:

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Tree 4:

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 12, 2017 1:30 PM CST
Tree #1 ?
Tree #2 Bald Cypress?
Tree #3 Ornamental Pear
Tree #4 A Maple
Porkpal
Washington D.C. (Zone 7a)
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Alexjoy
Jul 12, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jul 13, 2017 5:29 PM CST
Debate time!

Tree #1 Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Tree #2 Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Tree #3 Salix discolor - Pussy Willow (I think)
Tree #4 Acer platanoides - Norway Maple

#4 has the wing-spread on the samaras to be a Norway Maple, but your images are not conclusive to me on the foliage. Remove a leaf or two from the branches, and see if there is any "milky sap" which exudes from the end of the petiole. That's typically a conclusive ID feature, which separates Norway Maple from other local native species like Sugar Maple.
John

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