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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2017, 06:27:04 pm »
More pictures! This is driving me nuts!
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2017, 06:44:44 pm »
I think black gum - if you google images, the bark looks very similar.  More pictures would be good though.

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« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2017, 06:48:42 pm »
I'll get Some more pics tomorrow yes this is driving me nuts to

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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2017, 07:00:40 pm »
Could be black gum, but I'm thinking maybe sourwood as well. PA is just on the northern edge of the tree's range which would make it uncommon but possible.
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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2017, 07:40:14 pm »
Any signs of flower or fruit? It does look rather like Black Gum (tupelo).

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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2017, 04:31:44 am »
Not sourwood  and I don 't think gum either.
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 05:21:33 am »
I'm surprised Pearly hasn't guessed Mongolian Tulip yet  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2017, 05:50:10 am »
Kinda hard to tell from the pictures, but are the leaves 5 bladed? If its Ohio buckeye you should be able to grind up the leaves or bark and take a whiff, if it stinks its another indicator of a buckeye.
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2017, 06:15:56 am »
Those leaves are singular and not compound.
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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2017, 06:46:27 am »
I only have a tree ID book for Minnesota.  I looked through my entire book and didn't find that tree so it must not grow here.  It does look like now wood to me though.  Nice and straight.  I would cut one and split it up into staves.


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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2017, 05:00:55 pm »
I've got my money on Blackgum until someone proves me wrong. It's found in PA and check out this bark pic I got off a reputable website...
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2017, 05:02:54 pm »
And here's a leaf pic...
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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2017, 08:38:35 pm »
Looks like blackgum to me. 

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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2017, 06:26:41 am »
You could be very well right Jeff.Looks like it.Is black gum good bow wood?I don't have it here.
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Re: Tree ID help
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2017, 06:51:01 am »
I don't know if this matters but the leaf pics of black gum I've seen online have 5 leaflets. These trees have 4. Again not sure if that makes a difference.

That's why I'm trying to identify this tree...some of them have nice trunks that would yield plenty of staves if it's a bow wood