This tree bugs me. I have taken pictures of it in all seasons, it's distinctive enough I'd think I could find an ID on it. Nope. If other pictures are required I can dig them out of my phone. April, zone 6, it has these buds.
Thanks for looking!! :)
Hm... no, I don't think so. I have more pics of it, at other seasons. It's big, hard to tell how big, 30-60 feet, grows diagonal in a big clump of trees (my guerilla gardening post, the picture of where I planted, a lot of that clump of trees is all this one) Guerrilla Gardening in the Graveyard and it doesn't seem to fruit anything. Gets funky things, and that's all.
I have more pictures, but they are in the random dump section of my computer.
Same shot, center section blown up so you can see the weird little things it gets. That's all it does. They don't seem to be anything. It's an odd tree.
Well the second pic looks a lot like sassafrass. But the first picture doesn't so I'm stumped. However the first pics flowers look like sassafrass if they're zoomed in, otherwise they just look too big. The fruits and leaves look identical. Does the wood smell like licorice?
I have to agree with Dan, that certainly does look like a sassafrass tree. The tree might have as many as three different leaf shapes, if yours exhibits this trait, it is a for certain identifier characteristic.
Cool, thank you! I planted some sassafras on the property last year, not sure if they made it or not, was a really bad year here for baby plants.
This tree doesn't look like how I had sassafras identified. Interesting!!
Thank you all! :D
It sure is useful. Highly rot resistant fence posts. If you use the branches for chicken perches, helps to deter bird lice. Fast growing pioneer. Birds love the fruit. Dried leaves traditional gumbo thickener. Roots were used to make root beer. Contains safrole which is listed as a carcinogen with the FDA, however controversially. Great emergency firewood, burns well when green, so if you run out of seasoned firewood there you go. Food source for the spicebush swallowtail caterpillar.