teemccabe_81
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Can you identify this tree?

I've been having problems with this tree. It was already in our backyard when we bought our house so I have no idea what is. I would like to figure this out so perhaps I can figure out what's wrong with it :)

https://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=494810009/PictureID=14595595009/a=36749482_36749482/t_=36749482

https://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=494810009/PictureID=14585575009/a=36749482_36749482/t_=36749482

Thank you! :)

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can't see too good - is that a compound leaf (central stem that's part of the leaf with little leaflets) or a wavy twig (something that would stay on the tree if it lost its leaves) with simple leaves in that second pic?

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Again, I can't see it well enough to say absolutely, but it looks very much like a cherry.

What is happening to the tree that causes you concern?

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I was thinking it was a cherry also, but I've never seen blooms on it. I don't know about the leaf system, but I will try to take a better picture. It just looks kinda wilted, with little to no growth. Will post new pic soon.

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I've taken a couple more pictures, hopefully they will be helpful. :) I believe the leaves look like they are part of a wavy twig that would remain on the tree if it lost its leaves.

https://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=494810009/PictureID=14891940009/a=36749482_36749482/t_=36749482

https://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=494810009/PictureID=14890632009/a=36749482_36749482/t_=36749482

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I'd almost swear that's a cherry. Do you have any idea how old the tree is? Some cherry trees don't bloom until they are 4 or 5 years old. I almost removed my Rainier cherry tree (which was a gift from a squirrel or bird), thinking it wasn't ever going to bear fruit. The arborist who prunes my apple tree advised me to wait, and the tree finally bore a very nice crop. Then for awhile, it only produced every other year, but now it seems to be bearing regularly every year.

Also, there is a "weeping" form of cherry tree. I don't know whether they bear fruit, or are just grown for their blossoms.

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the leafing pattern looks kinda elm-ish, too. lots different small-leaved fairly nondescript elm trees.

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Well, I thought cherry -- or possibly another type of fruit tree -- because the leaves don't seem to have serrated edges. Also (although I'm not certain whether I'm actually seeing them or just imagining them), there seem to be the same two little yellow bumps near where the leaf petiole joins to the stem that my Rainier cherry tree has. (I'm not sure that only cherry trees have these things. I have a pic of them I can post if you like.)

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that's funny, i thought i DID see serrations...although i believe all the drupes (peaches, cherries, plums, etc) do have serrations, though smaller ones than most elms...all i can guarantee is that i don't know for sure what it is...

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Serrations? As in a toothed edge? Here is a close up on the leaves: https://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=494810009/PictureID=15120304009/a=36749482_36749482/t_=36749482

Our house is only 6 years old so the tree cannot be older than that. And hopefully it's a weeping kind of something because it sure looks sad! ;)

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Well, my bad! (My mind must still be focused on the dishwasher that broke this morning and the two plumbers who promised they would be here about now ... but aren't. :P )

I went out and looked at my cherry tree, and yes, indeedy, those leaves are serrated! :lol:

Here's a pic:

[img]https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh27/Kisal_photos/100_0123_2.jpg[/img]

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Those leaves look very similar to mine! Thanks for the help . . . I wonder if there's anyway to determine exactly what type of cherry it is. Do I have to wait til it blooms? Dontcha just detest when fix-it guys don't show up on time?!

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I actually had to wait until I got a crop of cherries before I even knew for sure that it was a cherry tree! All my arborist could tell me was that it was a fruit tree, and he recommended that I keep it to see if it produced. Apparently, fruit trees that are gifts from squirrels and birds often don't produce much in the way of a crop. Or, perhaps it's that they don't produce true-to-type ... or however that would be expressed. Best I can tell, though -- by comparing the cherries to pics on the Internet -- is that I've got a Rainier cherry tree. It pumps out beautiful sweet cherries like crazy every season! They look like Rainiers and ripen at the right time. :lol:

The guys may have been late, but they seem to have fixed the darned dishwasher! ([img]https://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/2246_praying.gif[/img]) It's new, and still under warranty. but the repairman from the store has been out here 6 times trying to fix it, and he failed every time. It would run for 2 weeks, then quit. If it quits again, I'm going to demand that the store take it back. I've had it with the blasted thing. :roll:

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