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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2006, 06:25:42 PM »
I agree, we call it Bead Tree here, but book says Chinaberry is another name.
There are about 10 actual species that are hard to tell apart, but it's commonly grown here as a garden or street tree. Originates in India / central china. The berries are poisonous but the wood is a nice red colour and can be used for woodworking if you can find a tree big enough.

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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2006, 06:27:11 PM »
Riles,

I was jumping all over China Berry too, until I saw the picture of the leaf he submitted.
Sure fooled me.  I feel so stupid.  :D

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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2006, 06:28:43 PM »
China Berry ...........us kids use to put the berries in the hollow of an elderberry branch, use another stick to pressurize the chamber and pop it out like a gun. It will draw a big red whelp and make a 15 year old yungen hollar ........ MAMA.

The wood saws fairly nice and looks a lot like Mahogany.
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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2006, 06:31:02 PM »
Riles, you da man. Thanks for all yalls help.

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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2006, 07:40:41 PM »
Good detective work Riles. I had no clue. -16 C winters keeps that stuff at bay. ;) I can't think of any doubly compound trees or woody shrubs in my area. Apparently, it is in the mahogany family as woodbowl suggested from what I have been able to google.
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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2006, 09:35:23 PM »
Timing is everything. You guys keep giving me the tree the dendro professor gave me the previous day, and I'll continue to amaze you with my short term memory. Worked great with the devil's-walkingstick too.

Come to think about it, Sprucebunny posted a question about red heart right after I had that in Pathology. Somebody out there is psychic.
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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2006, 11:44:56 PM »
Another name for it is soap berry. the indians in the southwest used to use the berries to wash with. It looks like Mahogany because it is actualy a member of the mahogany family. The berries look like they over wintered. LeeB
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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2006, 10:22:18 PM »
DanG smart Alec college kids, had me fooled, I was working on Zumi crab apple, but the leaves were wrong.

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Re: Unknown South Eastern tree
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2006, 11:32:31 AM »
Beat to the punch as i just came across the post.  Those grow between all my fields in lancaster county.  They are china berry and is in the mahogany family. But this has already been said and solved. 

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