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I tried to use online tree ID sites but I'm having issues. One site said dogwood and one site said buckeye
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I have not seen the fruit. We just moved in.

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Re: tree identification

Helps to have a picture of the tree also and to know where you are.

But it is definitely not buckeye. But I'm not thinking dogwood either. I'm thinking maybe lilac.


buckeye leaflets are always in fives:

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https://www.meridian.k12.il.us/Middle%20 ... 20leaf.jpg

Dogwood leaves are not heart shaped and are usually heavily veined:

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https://toronto-wildlife.com/Trees/Dogwo ... 40x480.JPG


lilac is very prone to powdery mildew especially this time in the season, which your sample is showing.

Lilac leaves:

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https://www.herrinhs.org/Teachers/EricJo ... leaves.jpg

Lilacs are not actually trees, they are large shrubs, multi-trunked colony, but that's not a reliable indicator, since you may find them pruned to standards (tree-form).

Lilac in bloom, natural form:

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https://homeguides.sfgate.com/DM-Resize/ ... ep_ratio=1

Here's a grafted lilac in tree form:

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Re: tree identification

My info says Iowa so I didn't think I need to put it in every post. The tree ID guides are now giving me catalpa. Whatever that is cause I've never heard of it.

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You must not be putting the right info in to the field guide. But it is not catalpa either, though getting closer.

A mature catalpa tree is very tall, with very large heart shaped leaves, with long points. In spring it has beautiful white bell flowers:

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https://www.carolinanature.com/trees/casp8062.jpg

This time of year, it would probably be showing its bean like seed pods (it is in the Legume family):

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https://www.commontreefacts.com/images/bean_tree.jpg

when riper, they are brown and give it its nickname cigar tree.

large leaves:

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... a_Leaf.jpg

mature catalpa:

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... tree_1.jpg

You didn't agree with lilac? I really think that is what it is.

Sorry, I missed your location. When you are in reply mode, you can't see that any more.

I'm giving you the tree pictures, because those should be clues if you know where your leaves came from.
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Re: tree identification

i agree with lilac.

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Re: tree identification

Me too, it's classic for them to have powdery mildew. Doesn't affect their health, or your bloom show next spring.

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Re: tree identification

kagari - hope I didn't scare you off with too much information. :) Just trying to be helpful. Now you not only know that your leaves were from a lilac, you know how to ID several other common trees/ shrubs.

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LOL, Rainbow, love it!

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Re: tree identification

I got sick and busy. So lilac for that tree. I also have

Rhododrendon?
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honeysuckle?

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dunno
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elm? Someone said ash.

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dunno, bushy plant about 8' tall
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Re: tree identification

greeting everyone from the new forest southern england... i've just registered needing help to identyfy a tree i saw today... but i have no idea how to paste a photo. anyone help please.

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kageri - I can't help too much. The one labeled rhododendron probably is. The one labeled honeysuckle definitely is. I should know the silvery-purple one, but can't come up with it. The one labeled elm or ash isn't elm. Might be ash. The ash trees I'm familiar with don't have serrated leaf edges, but when I looked it up, some do.

paul - you would be better off to start your own thread than tag on someone else's. Posting pictures should be really easy. When you are in the block to type into, to make a post, scroll down. There are buttons for preview, submit, cancel. Scroll down more, below that it says upload photos. There's a box that says filename, and then a browse button. If you hit the browse button, it allows you to go through the files on your computer and find the picture file(s) you want. Select it and click add the file.
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Re: tree identification

could be ash, could be hickory. any pictures of that tree's trunk? definitely not elm, this one's pinnate.

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It does look to have opposite branching
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Re: tree identification

i guess it could be smoothbark/pignut hickory, but my bet's on being an ash. ever notice flowers/seeds?

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We just moved in so i don't know if it flowers. I don't see any seeds. The squirrel population is high and i didnt see seeds on the ground from the maple either. I would think we'd see something of hickory nuts. The ends of some branches we cut down had tiny pieces that probably held seeds and can just be brushed off.

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2nd & 3rd pictures make me think crepe myrtle. The purple one could be lorapetalum(?sp).
zone 9 Southwest La.

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I'm thinking "rhododendron" could be a native azalea. It reminds me of my Swamp azalea.
Their scientific name is in fact, rhododendron, but they are not the ones with big purply pink flowers and evergreen leathery leaves that are "commonly" called "rhododendron" and are planted as landscape shrubs everywhere.
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