ID this one please.

Backwoods Savage Posted By Backwoods Savage, May 14, 2009 at 11:59 PM

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  1. Backwoods Savage

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    One day my wife came in from getting the mail and asked me what that little tree was that is growing near the mailbox. I don't know. I've never seen this one before or if I have I did not pay any attention to it.

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    EDIT: In that second picture, look in the upper right corner and you can see part of that wood pile from this past winter's cutting.
     
  2. RAY_PA

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    I am leanin towards, tulip poplar
     
  3. smokinj

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    hickory,my frist thought was tulip
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    But we don't have tulip poplar here!
     
  5. smokinj

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    no tulips in mi.? its hickory
     
  6. Wood Duck

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    I think it is a hickory.
     
  7. pistonslap

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    I saw that plant in a movie. It was little shop of horrors.
     
  8. jadm

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    Perhaps now you do. :roll:
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    I think I'll tie it back so it doesn't grow out towards the road any further and let it grow. We'll see what it turns out to be. I guess I wouldn't mind if it does turn out to be a tulip poplar.
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Just an update: I saw tulip poplar when we were out east and the leaves on those are very different. The leaves on this thing look more like a pignut hickory but I don't recall any flower like that on any hickory. I'll keep searching.
     
  11. rphurley

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    I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it isn't Hickory. The flower doesn't seem to fit and the leaves look a little narrow.
     
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    I saw a young shagbark hickory today and your picture looks similar to that. So my vote is a species of hickory
     
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    I can tell you I'm not sure what the hell it is, we have a few shagbarks in the southern part of the state and I have never seen a flower like that and the only tulip poplar I have ever seen is in someones yard but I got up and close with it as I climbed to 60' in the canopy. I do know most tree species do not flower until they are well over 20 years of age (most I say) and the picture you have is of a small diameter stem (sapling) in flower? Now either it is a root sucker of a nearby species which could flower at such a young stage or is it a shrub species that has flowered and produces a berry,droop or nut. I guess you will have to wait watch and see. I bet your local extension or county/state forester could help you out if you have one.
     
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    I can tell you for certain that it is not a tulip poplar just by looking at the leaves. The leaves do look like hickory but I've never seen that flower on hickory or anything else around here.

    Here is a picture of the leaves. They are all in a pattern of 5.

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  16. Backwoods Savage

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    Okay, we have a winner here. I found out this is a pignut hickory. I've not known any of those trees to grow anywhere near us before. This one is by the road so maybe someone threw out a nut! lol
     
  17. mtarbert

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    Good idea to tye it back and help it a little. We don't plant trees for ourselfs.....we plant them for our Grandchildren....
    Mike
     
  18. rphurley

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    I went out and took a close look at a Shagbark, and noticed these reddish flowers. Not nearly as bright red as the flower on your post, but I can see now that it is indeed a Hickory. Thanks for the education.
     

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  19. Backwoods Savage

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    Yes, now that we know for sure what it is we can train it a bit and keep it around.
     
  20. Backwoods Savage

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    CTburns, it was me that received the education! I just passed it on to all. Nope, you are never too old to learn.
     
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