Permies! I need help identifying trees, please. I have been searching and searching online and I have found a few matches, but some of them I am just unsure of. They will look like a certain tree, but have subtle differences.
I am reading Gaias Garden and I am trying to draw a layout of my property and its filled with a bunch of question marks
I resized them for convenience. Let me know if you need a higher resolution. I can also post pics of the leaves tomorrow if you need them!
Thanks so much for anybody who is willing to help!
if the one with the flourescent leaf is more of a bush i'd say there is a chance its a serviceberry. but it looks like a fairly generic leaf to me!
im assuming the one with the needles is evergreen? i'd guess some sort of cedar, juniper, cypress.
best bet is to start with those guesses, unless someone has some better ones that comes here and google the names i've given you' leaves. then compare. once you narrow it down google the bark of the one or two and you are just about there.
its best to learn this way anyway rather than someone just telling you straight up what it is. good luck!!
The oaks are blackjack oak (with the pointed tips of the lobes) and post oak (with the rounded lobes. I could probably identify others if photos of the leaves, the bark, and the tree as a whole were matched up (and given a label or number to reference them by).
The tall one with few leaves looks like the form of a cottonwood, but I'd need to see a leaf to confirm that.
I agree with boddah on the possibility of the toothed one being serviceberry, although there's other trees in the rosaceae family that have similar leaves, a photo of the whole tree and the bark would help.
The leaves of one with the green trunk look like mulberry leaves, however I've never seen any mulberries with bark of that color before, so I'm not sure.
The conifer is likely either an eastern redcedar (actually a juniper) or ashe juniper, although another type of juniper could possibly have been planted. A photo of the bark and whole tree could confirm.
I doubt the heart shaped leaves are redbuds, because although they have that shape they also have a pointed tip. However sometimes plants do put on a few anomalous leaves, if others on the tree have a pointed tip that could be it, however unless it's a small sapling, a redbud would have bloomed within the last month, showy purple blossoms. However if it's not a redbud have no clue what it would be.
I looked at a few of redbuds more closely today and saw that many did have some leaves without a pointed tip, although the majority of them were pointed. I even saw a few leaves with a concave tip, it pointed back inward. I think the ones that emerge first in the spring may be more likely to have the unusual forms. So, your picture is consistent with redbud, however a photo of the whole tree would confirm that.
DSC01286 may be a red oak, not sure but the points indicate red DSC01291 would possibly be a quaking aspen, does it have greyish bark with dark spots where branches have come off? DSC01290 looks like a white oak, rounded tips..
the way to id oaks red oaks (arrows) white oaks (bullets)
Bloom where you are planted.