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Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: d4
Date: January 25, 2023 07:45AM
This old tree was sadly removed from our local train station while major renovations were taking place. Does anyone recognize what type of tree it was? If I plant one in my backyard I know it'll never get to this mature size in my lifetime. But just out of curiosity, I'd love to know the name of it.







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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 25, 2023 07:57AM
Hard to see the leaves on it.
The bark looks like a crepe Myrtle
Did it have flowers in the spring?





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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: gadje
Date: January 25, 2023 08:19AM
my friend has a trunk like that (tree is dead, only the trunk remains). I think the tree was already dead or dying when he bought the house. He kept the trunk because of the interesting shape. Removed the bark and exposed the bare wood and applied a layer of finish to make it shiny and protect from the elements. It looks like a piece of art. I can ask him later if he figured out what kind of tree that was, but I doubt he knows.

EDIT: also if you specified the region if may make the identification easier as it eliminates the species that usually do not grow in that region.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2023 09:24AM by gadje.
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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: d4
Date: January 25, 2023 08:55AM
Oops. Yes, i guess mentioning the zone would be helpful.

This tree was located in New York. Zone 7a.

I'm not sure if it flowered in the Spring. It did have interesting reddish bark from what I remembered. The twisty trunk form and airy leaves was what I remember most. It's one of those things that I never really paid attention to. But now that it's gone, I miss it.







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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 25, 2023 09:00AM
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.



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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 25, 2023 09:04AM
It probably isn’t a crepe Myrtle if it is in 7a
I can’t tell from the pics if it had leaves or needles, like maybe some kind of cedar tree.

I looked and it seems crepe Myrtle will grow in 7a, so might be





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 25, 2023 09:06AM
If you can remember or discover more details such as the leaf shape, leaf growth patterns, fruit, etc., the free iOS app VTree can guide you through figuring out what tree it is.

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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: d4
Date: January 25, 2023 09:28AM
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rgG
It probably isn’t a crepe Myrtle if it is in 7a
I can’t tell from the pics if it had leaves or needles, like maybe some kind of cedar tree.

I looked and it seems crepe Myrtle will grow in 7a, so might be

The tree had leaves. Plenty of crepe myrtles in the surrounding areas. I look at one every day in my backyard.



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Re: Help in identifying this interesting tree
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: January 25, 2023 03:29PM
Top 6 Trees With Red Bark-

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I'm guessing it was either Eastern Hemlock or Water Apple, based on those descriptions.



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