Monday, July 13, 2009

Tree Identification

Our yard has so many tree seedlings that I've considered going into business selling them-mostly oaks, a few maples, a couple hollies, and magnolias. If I don't know what something is, I let it grow until I figure out what it is and whether it's a good thing or bad thing. (In the case of our invasive vines--bad thing). Now that we experienced a tree nearly smashing our house, I'm more prone to wanting to cut down the seedlings before they get too well established. I noticed a bunch of new seedlings popping up, and decided to figure out what it was. I found a good website which leads me to believe this is a tulip poplar. The VTreeID website says these can grow to be over 100 feet tall. I don't think I like the idea of 100 foot trees growing within 20 feet of our house.
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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I know this post is a bit old, but I did want to say that you are right in it being a Tulip poplar tree. They are one of my favorite as they grow straight and tall. They have great form, flower in the spring, provide great shade in the summer and even have "pretty" bark come winter. Probably too late for the seedlings you showed here, but consider letting some grow. There are definantly much worse trees to have growing near your house