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Forum topic by TxB posted 04-02-2019 01:04 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2019 01:04 PM

Can anyone identify this tree?


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#1 posted 04-02-2019 01:16 PM

It looks like crepe myrtle to me. Does it flower? Do you have pictures of the leaves?

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#2 posted 04-02-2019 01:33 PM

This is thê only photo i have. Am thinking it’s madrona. Though, no signs of its usual peeling bark.

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#3 posted 04-02-2019 01:53 PM

Looks like Crepe Myrtle to me as well. Where is it located? Crepe Myrtle is native in the southern US and Madrone in the Pacific NW.

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#4 posted 04-02-2019 07:02 PM

It looks lake Manzanita to me although they’re pretty large. All of the suggestions change with the seasons and shed their bark, so knowing when & where the photo was taken might help.

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#5 posted 04-02-2019 09:18 PM

I see that you are in Seattle so I guess Madrone may be a better guess, but I am not very familiar with it since i am in the south east.

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#6 posted 04-02-2019 09:56 PM

It would be huge help to know the geographical location of the tree.

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#7 posted 04-03-2019 09:37 AM

Does it smell nice??
It could be a eucalyptus.

;)

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#8 posted 04-04-2019 12:57 AM

If it’s in the NW, I’d agree with madrona (arbutus on the other side of the northern border), but I’m surprised to not see the peeling bark. They always seem to be peeling, regardless of the season. I’ve been curious about the wood, but have not had an opportunity to work with it. In the wild, you rarely seen a log on the ground, unless it fell very recently, which leads me to think it has poor rot resistance. Also, they seem to thrive in some parts around here (I’m in Bellingham), but not in other areas that are nearby. Don’t know whether it has to do with the soil, or varying micro climates. They are found through the San Juan Islands, where it is generally drier compared to Seattle, etc.

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#9 posted 04-04-2019 01:13 AM

This is in the mountains in the Bay Area (San Francisco). I was not present to tell you more than this photo only.

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#10 posted 04-05-2019 05:30 PM

Manzanita

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#11 posted 04-05-2019 05:59 PM



Manzanita

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