What kind of tree is this? CALLING ALL BOTANISTS!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by aubreynoramarie, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    There were two of them in my old neighborhood and I have never seen any others since. I would love to fill my backyard with them. Look at that shade! These are absolutely my favorite trees of all time. To me they look whimsical an charming. Any help?


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    Large one

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  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you get a close up of the leaves? They are pretty trees.
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    If I am ever in the old neighborhood I will.

    The leaves are broad and heart shaped. In the mature one they re about the size of a hand
     
  4. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like they may be in the Tilia family. I've seen mostly Lindens in my area, but there are others.
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Okay did a google search in tilia. There are some photos of leaves that look similar but all of the tre photos. Don't look anything like it. They are much thinner and differently shaped...
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I vote Big Leaf Linden
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Look kind of like Catalpa trees.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Those are pretty trees. I'll follow this too.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Duker17

    Duker17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is also catalpa. They grow to ne huge trees with huge leaves. Do they also have long (like 10-12") seed pods? If so, then they are definitely catalpas.
     
  10. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    When I look up catalpa there are a few pictures of these trees and a ton of pictures that don't look anything like it so I am going to guess that it's a certain kind of catalpa. I've never seen pods on it but since it wasn't at my house I could have missed them.
     

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