help ID a Tree
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I have 3 or 4 of these trees on my property  and I have no idea what they could be .
This one is the biggest about 7-8" they seem to grow fairly straight and tall,  about 20' tall with large leaves.
Can you help ID?



   


   
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
(07-12-2019, 12:45 PM)Woodshop Wrote: I have 3 or 4 of these trees on my property  and I have no idea what they could be .
This one is the biggest about 7-8" they seem to grow fairly straight and tall,  about 20' tall with large leaves.
Can you help ID?

I have been advised that "There's an app for that"...my brother used it to ID a tree on my property. No idea which one or where to obtain...
Good luck
Brian
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
(07-12-2019, 12:45 PM)Woodshop Wrote: I have 3 or 4 of these trees on my property  and I have no idea what they could be .
This one is the biggest about 7-8" they seem to grow fairly straight and tall,  about 20' tall with large leaves.
Can you help ID?

My best guess is Linden or Basswood. Genus tilia.  Good for carving....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
Kinda look like a Catalpa, but not exactly.

How about this?

http://www.tree-guide.com/large-leaved-american-lime
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
I guessing it's a Mulberry tree.  If you don't get berries, it could be a fruitless cultivar.
Bob
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  Re: RE: help ID a Tree by BobW (I guessing it's a Mu...)
(07-12-2019, 07:07 PM)BobW Wrote: I guessing it's a Mulberry tree.  If you don't get berries, it could be a fruitless cultivar.

My first guess was mulberry, but the OP needs to see if there are other leaves that have lobes.

Mulberry can have up to 4 different types of lobed leaves, IIRC.
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
Cletus and Admiral probably nailed the species. Big-leaf linden is not common to western Washington, so my experience is pretty old, from Eastern WA and midwest. The seeds hang from a skinny propeller. I never noticed but most people complain of aphids raining sticky sap from the canopy.

A naturopath (doctor) neighbor from Russia boiled the flowers for tea for common colds, like lemon. In fact she called it Lemon Tree.
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  Re: help ID a Tree by Woodshop (I have 3 or 4 of the...)
The leaf looks a little to rounded on top but Basswood was my first guess.

Ed
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  Re: RE: help ID a Tree by Admiral ([quote='Woodshop' pi...)
(07-12-2019, 02:20 PM)Admiral Wrote: My best guess is Linden or Basswood. Genus tilia.  Good for carving....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia

I think You nailed it . The only thing is I never noticed the seeds/flowers nothing on it now, will have to watch next spring.

I have lots of mulberry here so I know it's not that for sure. the leaves on this are much larger with a different shape. and the wood of Mulberry is very hard. This tree is soft to cut.

This particular tree is growing under a huge white oak. like 2 feet away, Is this bad for the Oak? should I cut it down?
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  Re: RE: help ID a Tree by Admiral ([quote='Woodshop' pi...)
(07-12-2019, 02:20 PM)Admiral Wrote: My best guess is Linden or Basswood. Genus tilia.  Good for carving....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia

I had a linden in my last house.   In the springtime, it got auxiliary leaves (for lack of a better term) that were about the size of a finger, lighter green in color and they fell off in a few weeks.  Also has a lot of white blossoms that the bees love.

This is not a picture of that tree, but the leaf debris


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