Plant ID forum: Tree species identification help

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Baltimore, MD
Panthalassa
Feb 19, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Multiple individuals in a stream valley near Baltimore, MD. None are >6" DBH. None taller than 40'. Bizarre bark; stout, zig-zag, green, tomentose twigs. Alternate, but appears to have occasionally opposite buds.
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islander
Feb 19, 2018 7:32 PM CST
I wonder if it might be a Snakebark Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
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porkpal
Feb 19, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Some mulberries have a similar type bark. Alternate leaf pattern.
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Yorkshirelass
Feb 20, 2018 7:56 AM CST
Welcome!
It looks like a Snakebark Maple- Acer capillipes.
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Baltimore, MD
Panthalassa
Feb 24, 2018 2:16 AM CST
Thanks, all. It is in fact Broussonetia papyrifera.

The Acer genus has much different leaf scars, generally.

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Silversurfer
Feb 24, 2018 2:49 AM CST
Please can you check in the spring when trees leaf up.
I am not sure that Broussonetia papyrifera fits.I thought bark looked more like Acer sp.
Have a look on the ground underneath for fallen leaves...that often helps with an accurate id in winter.

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