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Can you identify this tree?

 
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The leaf



The Tree

 
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Isn't that a maple?
 
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yup i just looked it up its maple

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I think it might be a Gum , does it have seed pods that are about the size of ping pong ball - brown - and smell resinous ? They would be scattered around base of tree. Perhaps maybe a sycamore.
 
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It's difficult to tell from the pictures, but it looks like a sycamore to me. Does the bark get lighter as you look up the tree? Maybe even some white patches up high in the branches?
 
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Jesse Henderson wrote:It's difficult to tell from the pictures, but it looks like a sycamore to me. Does the bark get lighter as you look up the tree? Maybe even some white patches up high in the branches?



I'd have to agree with the sycamore id - can you post a better pic of the bark?
 
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you know i took these pictures when i went on a camping trip so i can't get any better shots... it looks like a maple to me though.
 
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I thought maple at first, but the leaf looks to big. I think you have a sycamore. What did the bark look like?

 
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i don't remember what the bark looked like but I'm sticking with maple lol cause the leaf looks so similar from the one online.
 
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I don't know why I thought may be a Gum. I have many maples and sycamores here. I believe is a sycamore. The bark is mottled and gets grayish white higher up the tree ? Maples don't make good desert dwellers but sycamores will grow in riperian areas. The sycamores leaves are more fan like - the maple will be more distinctly 5 pointed and smaller than sycamores. Enjoy your PlantId voyage , it's fun.
 
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I'd agree with Sycamore. You will know definitively when it flowers/seeds.
 
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