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Re: Got the book but need some help
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2013, 09:00:13 PM »
 When I took my certified arborist exam we had to identify 20 tree's by the twigs alone. It is the most accurate way but usually every detail of the tree from over all growth habit to branching to bud scale scars to bark is the way to go. Im still not very good at it sometimes but keep learning.
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2013, 09:03:06 PM »
Yes.  With some trees, you only need one characteristic, with others, you need three or four.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2013, 09:12:01 PM »
Paul,

You are doing great!  To narrow it down like that with just twigs and bark is hard to do.  The second tree is definitely yellow poplar.  Keep studying the bark.  It will be your friend.  I ID by bark 95% of the time.

Thanks, Danny!  The size and age of these two trees are what made IDing the bark difficult for me.  I'm used to seeing younger trees.  Doesn't black walnut usually have a woven pattern to the bark?  So, what do you call that "thing" that's left on a poplar after the flower falls off?  Inquiring minds want to know. :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2013, 09:19:27 PM »
It is called an aggregate of samaras  :).  Really  :).  The base of it is called a bract.
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2013, 09:27:19 PM »
"aggregate of samaras"  ::)  I think you just make this stuff up Danny.  :D   
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2013, 09:29:37 PM »
It is the truth, I swear!  (The flower is very pretty in the spring  ;D).
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2013, 09:39:01 PM »
Maple fruits are samaras, also elm.......

Tulip trees are in the magnolia family, a very ancient and primitive group of angiosperms. :)
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