Plant ID forum: What type of tree is it?

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Marylan
idreos
Sep 25, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Please id this tree in my front lawn
Thumb of 2017-09-25/idreos/79f0fd


close up of leaves


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Thanks for your help

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DaisyI
Sep 25, 2017 4:41 PM CST
Can you post closer photos of the leaves laid out flat and the trunk?
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plantladylin
Sep 25, 2017 5:04 PM CST
It is difficult to tell from the photos and I agree that a close up of a leaf and bark will help. My eyesight isn't good at all so a wild guess would be Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) but it could be a lot of things. Green Grin!
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islander
Sep 25, 2017 8:43 PM CST
Maybe Acer platanoides
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Silversurfer
Sep 26, 2017 2:31 AM CST

If leaves are opposite on a branch then probably Acer sp.
I tried to zoom in...they appear to be opposite.

https://yabm.files.wordpress.c...
Maybe Acer macrophyllum...very large leaves...with long stalks.

Quote wiki "has the largest leaves of any maple, typically 15–30 cm (5.9–11.8 in) across, with five deeply incised palmate lobes, with the largest running to 61 centimetres (24 in)."
Larger than Acer platanoides

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dend...

Liquidambar styraciflua leaves are alternate on a branch.
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