A Conversation for Tree Identification

There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 1

paulh, hiding under my bed

If you know what kind of tree it is, maybe you can relent and let the rest of us know.

If you don't, you would make the search easier by asking a tree expert to come to the site and look at the tree.

The trailer park I live in has a resident tree surgeon and an arborist. They work together. Looking at a tree is more advantageous than looking at a picture of a tree. It isn't important to me to identify every tree in the park, so I haven't asked them.

But it's up to you what's important to you.


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 2

paulh, hiding under my bed

Here's site that helps in identifying Pennsylvania trees

http://www.envirothonpa.org/documents/2011_CommonTreesBooklet.pdf


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 3

paulh, hiding under my bed

If the things that I thought were fruits were actually leaves, then they most resemble those of aspens.


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

They aren't leaves. This is winter. It's a deciduous tree.

I think it may be a buckeye. I couldn't get any closer to the tree - that was with a zoom lens. smiley - laugh It isn't my tree, and I'm not about to drag an arborist down to the Carpet Barn to see what kind of tree is growing behind their shop. I'm also not going to ask the carpet and linoleum people about trees.


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 5

paulh, hiding under my bed

They aren't fruits and they aren't leaves? Getting closer would help, but if it isn't possible....We don't have buckeyes in Massachusetts, so I would never have seen one up close.

I looked at buckeyes on some websites. They have nuts, but the shape and size doesn't seem to match your photo.

Well, I tried, Dmitri. I sometimes manage to identify trees, but it can take a year or two. I didn't have that much time here. Just a black and white picture (not that I'm quibbling. It's just that it would be nice to stack the deck in favor of getting a reliable I.D.).

smiley - smiley


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

So far, the best suggestion on social media was this:

'Name this tree.'

'Bob.' (Somebody from the Netherlands. It's always the Dutch.) smiley - rofl


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 7

paulh, hiding under my bed

I wondered whether someone planted it, or whether it grew wild. If it was planted, maybe the planter knew what it was?


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 8

paulh, hiding under my bed

If it's an Ohio Buckeye, then the round objects hanging from branches are seedpods.

See the photo at the bottom of:

http://www.uky.edu/hort/Ohio-Buckeye


There are three arborists in the Brookville area

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Could be.


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