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Offline mwosborn

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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2017, 07:00:35 am »
Timmyd -

The leaves are actually simple leaves (single "leaf blade"), not compound.  Those in the picture are just showing a twig that happens to have 5 leaves.  The leaf number on a twig can vary.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2017, 08:57:07 am »
I still don't think it is black gum.   Black gum will make a good bow but the wood has interlocking grain and it is a bear to split...even more so than elm.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Mac43560

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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2017, 12:40:27 pm »
Blackgum also tends to have 90 degree branching and the leaves will occasionally have the devils horns.  I would suggest id by buds.

Offline wapiti1997

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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2017, 04:21:30 pm »
It's either black gum or cucumber tree, leaning towards black gum.  Cucumber tree has bigger leaves than black gum