Need Help Identifying Trees Horticulturists Help!

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    Need Help Identifying Trees Horticulturists Help!

    Calling all aorborist and those that have knowledge in the subject. My son has this project that is due here soon and we just started it tonight. He has to pick out 10 trees, gather their leafs, identify each, and write a short narrative on each. We went out to the park tonight and gathered some branches but I/we are having a hard time identifying what we found. I was hoping I could put out a nationwide call for help on this one. I'm clueless!!!!

    Im sure there has got to be some gun loving tree huggers out there?

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    Third one looks like common juniper: Medicinal Plants-Common Juniper

    Next-to-the-last one might be winged sumac: Rhus copallina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Suggestion: consider editing to number the photos, and changing the title to "Need help identifying trees" or "Calling horticulturists": in my understanding (which might be wrong) arborists are more the guys who help with tree growing / cultivating / trimmng (as in tree-surgeons).

    You might also print these and visit the parks-and-recreation department or whoever is in charge of the place you found them. The plant guy there might be able to rattle off all the names off the top of his head.
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    Thanks. The edit function wont let me edit the title. Maybe a mod could be a sweatheart and do it for me?

    I am almost positive the last one is a mamosa(sp?). The leaves curled before I got it home.

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    Third from last is a Live Oak.

    Fifth from last is some type of cedar.

    First looks like a bitternut hickory.

    No guarantees on these! Try confirming here: Tree Identification Using a Tree Leaf Key - Name a Tree by Studying its Leaf
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    "Maybe a mod could be a sweatheart and do it for me?"


    So...........I'm a SWEAT Heart? Should I start using Intravenous Deodorant Antiperspirant?
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    I am doing my nails for the week...thank you very much!!! lol. It was the wrong finger and I didn't proof. lol. You know what I meant....sweatheart!!

    ps. thanks for changing it.

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    First looks like a crepe mytle to me.

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    #3 looks like a type of Juniper.

    #4 Apppears to be Hemlock (the evergreen kind, not the deadly plant.)

    #5 looks like Live Oak

    #6 Might be Mockernut Hickory

    The list one might be Chinese Silk Tree aka Mimosa but I cannot tell if it is.
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    #2 is a fuchsia. I don't know what variety it is.

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    Okay great! #3,5, and 7 are positively identified at juniper, live oak, and a mamosa, respectably.


    Keep the guesses coming for the remainder. It doesn't have to be super scientific (its only 4th grade) but close enough equals a A+ :)

    We will be going out to the park tomorrow night to gather some more specimens.

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    #1 is a crepe mytle... have them all over the yard

    #6 pecan?

    #4 Baldcypress?

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    Bump :)

    Crape mytle #1 is positively ID'd. thanks!

    #4 has a red/brown in color. Still researching

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    mississippi loblolly pine?

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    #4 is a cypress. Good job barstoolguru!

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