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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: ewhite2316 on June 23, 2018, 02:27:49 PM

Title: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: ewhite2316 on June 23, 2018, 02:27:49 PM
I need help identifying a tall tree in the woods in my backyard in Indiana.  The pods have a citrus smell and are falling now.  The tree is too tall with no low branches to take a picture of a leave.  Can anyone help?



 
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Title: Re: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: Southside on June 23, 2018, 02:49:22 PM
Can you get a picture of the bark?
Title: Re: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: DelawhereJoe on June 23, 2018, 03:03:16 PM
Does it have large heart shaped leaves or compound leaves ?
Title: Re: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: WDH on June 23, 2018, 08:25:26 PM
I believe that they are immature hickory nuts that have aborted.  This is a very common occurrence to see these small, undeveloped hickory nuts in the heat of the summer.  A bruised, green, hickory nut husk has a very strong, distinctive odor.
Title: Re: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: ewhite2316 on June 24, 2018, 10:38:46 AM
 
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This is the trunk of the tree and a BAD photo from the ground as there are no low branches.  I also have a large black walnut 30 to 40 feet away and the pods may have blown from it ???
Title: Re: Need Help Identifying Tree
Post by: WDH on June 25, 2018, 07:54:09 AM
False pignut hickory, also called red hickory, Carya ovalis.

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