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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1200 on: October 08, 2019, 08:17:18 PM »
I ate one of the fruits but it was not quite ripe.  Even ripe, I am not a big fan but years ago my grandmother used to make some tasty jelly from the fruit off of hers.

The leaves are about 4-5" long.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1201 on: October 08, 2019, 10:33:53 PM »
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1202 on: October 09, 2019, 03:52:15 PM »
Nope. 
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1203 on: October 09, 2019, 04:44:34 PM »
Donít believe that I have ever seen this one. 
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1204 on: October 09, 2019, 05:37:38 PM »
Guava !
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« Reply #1205 on: October 09, 2019, 05:38:14 PM »
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1206 on: October 09, 2019, 10:02:51 PM »
Definitely not a Pomelo.  A Pomelo is a citrus fruit that is often the size of a volley ball.  It has a thick rind like a grapefruit.  

Tule Peak hit the nail on the head with guava, (Psidium guajava).  I am out of trees for a while.  I will be heading to Indy later in the month.  Hopefully I will come across some that have not been featured in the tree of the day thread.

Those of you on the west coast or northeast are welcome to keep the ball rolling (there are several spruce, firs, oaks, and others that are feeling left out).

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« Reply #1207 on: October 10, 2019, 12:59:26 AM »
Totally different to what we call a guava here in NZ. 

But it also explains why the imported tinned ones are nothing like the local bush, completely different species. 

This is what we call a guava
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psidium_cattleyanum

Fruit are similar, but only about the size of a cherry. After about 10 years I've got my tree up above the frost line that used to knock it back every year. 

Healthy plant 18" tall.  Good frost and it died back to ground level. Tried again next year, same result. But it's now 6ft tall, looking good and fruiting.

It's actually a new favourite food for the native pigeons, which are quite common in urban gardens now. 
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« Reply #1208 on: October 10, 2019, 06:48:56 AM »
Ian, we have those also but we call them cattley guavas.  My folks have one at their place on Anna Maria Island.  It is a prolific fruit producing bush.  I don't particularly care for them but my Daddy would eat them by the handful.  I assume it is still growing, we have not been down there since August 2018.

Even though Anna Maria Island is only about 50 miles as the crow flies from our home, there are a lot of trees/plants that grow there that won't survive here.  Eventually I'll get back down there and will have some Florida Mahogany and other trees to add to the is thread.
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« Reply #1209 on: October 14, 2019, 09:37:07 AM »
Thought I would throw this tree out for ID of the day.

 
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1210 on: October 14, 2019, 09:43:16 AM »
Sassafras
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« Reply #1211 on: October 14, 2019, 02:06:28 PM »
Looks like Sassafras (Sassafras albidum).  It was on my list to add but I won't be near one for a few more weeks.  Thank you for adding a tree of the day today.
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« Reply #1212 on: October 14, 2019, 02:22:46 PM »
While looking to see if we already used the species this wood came from I realized that we had sassafras on May 20.

What tree is this live edged slab/mantle from?  Hint: It is not live oak, sassafras, maple or longleaf pine.


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« Reply #1213 on: October 14, 2019, 02:36:50 PM »
Well ,,, the last time I looked at a Sassafras was early 1960'something in Indiana . I am probably wrong ?  :D
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« Reply #1214 on: October 14, 2019, 06:27:17 PM »
It is a Sassy, Just threw it in, thought most would get it. Wood has a neat bronze look.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1215 on: October 14, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »
Is it yellow poplar?
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« Reply #1216 on: October 14, 2019, 08:48:42 PM »
Rob, you nailed the sassafras I.D. but I just added a picture of the freshly sawn slab from another previous tree of the day and suggested a few species that it is not.

WDH,Not poplar but it is a soft hardwood that is very white.

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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #1217 on: October 14, 2019, 11:03:22 PM »
Aspen?  Mulberry?
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« Reply #1218 on: October 15, 2019, 02:20:26 AM »
OK, on to the next tree of the day, this one from the west coast.  I thought I only had two "pine" trees on my cabin property but I was wrong.  I have three but Ponderosa has already been listed somewhere above.

I've been clearing dead, dying and malformed trees and came across two different ones.  Here is the first.  This is actually a little baby one but same as the adults except for the bark.  When mature, the barks tends to get scaly.


 

 
I forgot to check the needles for roughness top/bottom but I'm pretty sure they are smooth on top.  There is a slight taper where the needle attaches to the twig.  And you can see that they are flat branches with the needles sticking straight out.  No sharp point that sticks you and not a lot of "pine odor" to them - just mild.  Looking in my western tree identifying guide, I'm 99% sure of what it is based on the range.
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« Reply #1219 on: October 15, 2019, 09:36:23 AM »
Don't know your pine yet but more hints for the wood pictured yesterday.  It comes from an evergreen hardwood with alternate leaves that are thick, waxy above and pubescent below.  The margin is entire and it is known for its white flowers.  This should help.  The bark is relatively smooth as well.
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