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Another what is it?
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:42:13 PM »
Probably easy for a few of the old timers on here. Had 4 guys look at this tree before it grew any leaves each with a different opinion. It was about 40' before the first branch and nearly 40" on the stump. The mill said send it in. This is in NW Pennsylvania. I was thinking Big Tooth Aspen or Basswood, but honestly just don't know. The leaves on the right are Quake.

 

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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 09:46:47 PM »
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 09:53:01 PM »

 

 Here is a pic before the leaves grew. Had a few scratching their head because the bark looks different compared to the less mature trees. By far the oldest and biggest Basswood I have cut. Also, apologies for posting this in the wrong section.

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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 07:59:27 AM »
The really heavy petioles, the heavy twig/branch tip, and the flat leaf bases indicate cottonwood to me.  Does the twig/branch look a bit square or have little raised lines running longitudinally along the twig?  If you cleanly slice the twig on an angle into two pieces with a sharp knife is the pith star shaped?
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 09:17:50 AM »
I'll need to get back and check a twig/leaf. The fellow who picked it up said he thought it was a Big Tooth Aspen.

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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 10:05:07 AM »
Leaves are wrong for big tooth aspen.  Leaf base is too flat. 
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 11:50:08 AM »
Looks like cottonwood to me also
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 02:49:28 PM »
My money would be on cottonwood too.  The petioles should be flat.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 09:50:46 PM »
They look flattened to me. 
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 08:47:41 PM »
Cottonwood it is. Ended up comparing it to some others at the mill. Didn't pay a whole lot but helped fill the truck.
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 11:48:55 PM »
Poison ivy growing on a cottonwood post. :D

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 11:06:14 AM »
Poison ivy growing on a cottonwood post. :D
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Re: Another what is it?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 09:48:28 PM »
Yes, to cottonwood.
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