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help identifying tree with little data :-/

Hello, everyone. I was just north of New York City yesterday and came upon a large tree that was unfamiliar to me. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the tree itself, but it was fairly large (40 or 50 feet) and had reddish, thin bark. Here are some photos of the seeds that are still dangling on most branches. This bit was windfall. Does anyone know what tree it is? Thank you for searching your minds on my behalf. [img]https://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q625/pbchu/IMG_1756.jpg[/img]
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Fixed the image code for you so the photo is now displayed.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what this might be. Hopefully someone else will. :wink:

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Sorry but you will need to get a photo of the tree and a branch with no seeds. I'd almost bet that it came from a shrub not a tree.

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Actually, it was a pretty large, tall tree. The bark was reddish and thin. Almost certainly some sort of an import, but I'm hoping someone will recognize this cluster of dangling seeds. Most branches (all branches were WELL out of my reach) had these things on the end.
Thanks to the kindly person who fixed my photo image. Couldn't figure that out.
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more data on that tree

Never say die! I went back to Hastings on Hudson, NY this week and snapped these photos of the mystery tree. Applestar, I may need help posting the photo correctly again, but here is my best effort.

https://s1167.photobucket.com/albums/q625/pbchu/

Any ideas NOW? Thanks, everyone.

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I believe it is a metasequoia-dawn redwood.

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huh. i was just noticing earlier today that sourwood tend to have very similar 'danglers' on the branch tips...but that's clearly not what this is. I'm with bullthistle on this - dawn redwood.

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Woo Hoo!

Thank you so much for solving this mystery for me. Bullthistle, you rock.
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Those are the pollen capsules, as the Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer and produces seeds in a cone form.

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