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Tree ID Help
« on: August 31, 2021, 03:25:41 PM »
I had a tree uproot itself recently due to all the rain we've had and I haven't been able to ID it.  I've been staring at this little group of trees for years as these are some of the only unidentified trees left on our property.  @Old Greenhorn has seen them and wasn't sure either.  The best I've come up with is a Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides or an Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides but neither are very common in this area.  We've opened this area up quite a bit the past several years which is why they are such q-tips.

Anyway, the smallest tree in that bunch is a young red oak I'm thinking about releasing and I'm going to mill up a few logs I salvaged from the blow-down but I wanted to try and ID them before I make a final decision.

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Re: Tree ID Help
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2021, 03:28:26 PM »
Aspen 
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Re: Tree ID Help
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 03:37:18 PM »
Thanks @HemlockKing 
The leaves look exactly like them in my "Field Guide to Trees" book but they don't have that white bark that I always associate with west coast/Rocky Mountain aspens.  Are they the same species?
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Re: Tree ID Help
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 09:28:14 PM »
If it grew here it would be quaking aspen or if up high big tooth, all the same to me.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 09:56:03 PM »
Quaking aspen.
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Re: Tree ID Help
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2021, 09:45:55 AM »
Thanks @HemlockKing
The leaves look exactly like them in my "Field Guide to Trees" book but they don't have that white bark that I always associate with west coast/Rocky Mountain aspens.  Are they the same species?
As they mature the bark goes from
White to grayish. Id go with the quaking aspen, I have lots of big tooth aspens on my land, their bark is much more ridgy, very similar leaf though, to be honest though, I cant make out the bark well from the pictures. Im no forester so dont take my word written in stone, but I do know the trees I have on my land like the back of my hand, aspen one of them lol 
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Re: Tree ID Help
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 09:55:50 AM »
Heres a brute of a big tooth aspen on my land, Im over 6ft tall and I cant wrap my arms full length around it either. Pretty rare to see one around here this big! 

 

 
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2021, 07:38:40 AM »
Thank you all.  In agree that it is a quaking aspen and the leaves do flutter like crazy at the smallest of breezes.  They were just never on my radar as it just isnt a common tree around here.  I think were going to take down the three around the oak and leave the foreground left on just over my loader arm.  I half expected them to all topple over with the 4.5 of rain we had yesterday.  The root ball is pretty small for how top-heavy these are.

What is the lumber like on these?  Theyre only about 12-14, nothing like that brute, but will make a few clear boards for sure.  

These two foreground logs show a better view of the bark.  The top one is wet where I hosed off the mud from dragging it out.



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