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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: Jeff on June 06, 2021, 07:44:18 AM

Title: Help with I.D.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2021, 07:44:18 AM
I'll bet @SwampDonkey (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1009) knows what this is. He knows everything that grows in my area of the u.p. I think as it is so similar to his latitude.

I have thinned around it over the years and it is really a handsome feature of the cabin. The birds love it.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20210605_210918.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1622979666)
 
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Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Don P on June 06, 2021, 08:19:29 AM
I love the form of them, we lost our last one by the house a few years ago.
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2021, 08:26:27 AM
So what is them?? :D
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Don P on June 06, 2021, 08:29:05 AM
Cornus alternifolia (Alternate-leaved Dogwood, Pagoda Dogwood) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox (ncsu.edu) (https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/cornus-alternifolia/)
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: firefighter ontheside on June 06, 2021, 08:43:47 AM
I would have said dogwood, but didn't look exactly like the ones around me.
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2021, 08:47:24 AM
It looks so different from the redosier dogwood that is so prolific here. I have to beat that back every year, where this I've been trying to nurture due to it's pleasing form. Its especially healthy looking this year.

Thank you Don.:)
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 06, 2021, 09:07:04 AM
Yup, got a huge one up near the woodlot.

(https://forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/dogwood-001.jpg)

I haven't owned a Dodge in 15 years. :D

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Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: mike_belben on June 06, 2021, 03:28:17 PM
i save every dogwood i encounter on the future homesite/woodlot.  i probably have 15 of them now. i meant to, but missed the blooming window this spring to go put pink flagging tape on them like ive done with some little save maples. 
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Southside on June 06, 2021, 05:31:25 PM
I do the same thing here with Dogwoods and other flowering trees.  Some years I find new ones in an area I have been through dozens of times, not everything flowers every year.  This spring I found three Serviceberry / Shad trees in a tree line between two fields I can not begin to guess how many times I have driven, walked, or ridden by, they were only in flower for a few days.  Noticed yesterday they have seed pods now.  
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Old Greenhorn on June 06, 2021, 05:43:33 PM
i save every dogwood i encounter on the future homesite/woodlot.  i probably have 15 of them now. i meant to, but missed the blooming window this spring to go put pink flagging tape on them like ive done with some little save maples.
Pink tape? That will drive the surveyors crazy! :D ;D
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: LeeB on June 06, 2021, 06:56:53 PM
We have hundreds of dogwoods on our place and heaven forbid if I ever happen to cut one down. 
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: mike_belben on June 06, 2021, 10:30:10 PM
well.. im the surveyor too.   ;)
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Old saw fixer on June 07, 2021, 10:03:45 AM
    Dogwood and redbuds are both keepers!
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Clark on June 10, 2021, 10:23:01 PM
If you give it a little more sun it will develop into more of a small tree (https://www.google.com/search?q=pagoda+dogwood&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjNh663wo7xAhXVh54KHWjzCbUQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=pagoda+dogwood&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzIECCMQJzIFCAAQsQMyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIAFC1zwNY7d4DYMHiA2gAcAB4AIABrwGIAdUTkgEEMC4xNpgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1nwAEB&sclient=img&ei=b8jCYI2UL9WP-gTo5qeoCw&bih=819&biw=1261&client=safari&hl=en-us) but never completely out of the bush stage. I think they are pretty neat looking in full sun and rather shrubby in the shade. Yours appears to be somewhere between the two.

Clark
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: Jeff on June 10, 2021, 10:37:19 PM
Correct, kinda in between now, but it must of came to be in full shade. I recognized the uniqueness when I was clearing to the field and spared it. This was mostly brush as recently as 4 years ago. You couldn't see into the field other than straight down the trail past the outhouse. There are a couple of iffy aspen growing there yet I will take out. This specimen I think deserves some special attention.
Title: Re: Help with I.D.
Post by: mike_belben on June 11, 2021, 09:28:23 AM
It is a species of great legend.