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Can anyone identify this type of tree/shrub?  They seem to grow really fast and spread easily.  Thanks.
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Hi Katya. It looks quite a bit like Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' to me. Silver Sheen is a fast growing shrub/tree that tends to pop up everywhere as it grows wild and is often used in ornamental gardening. Wonder if that could be it.
 
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In your pictures I see dogbane, bracken, thimbleberries - all the same stuff I have!  I bet you've also got black cottonwood.

Here're some basic ID features:

http://stanleyparkproject.com/blog/2015/5/31/alder-trees-vs-cottonwood-trees
 
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Haha - I just saw on one of your other posts that you're in the West Kootenays.  Now I'm positive it's cottonwood!
 
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Ha!  Indeed, we are in the West Koots, and yes, I think you are probably exactly right... Black Cottonwood is my guess too. 

I am thinking of trying transplanting one our in front of our yurt.  They seem to grow really fast and I need a good fast growing tree, as we are in an off-grid yurt, and it gets horribly hot inside w/ no A/C. 

Thank for the guesses, guys.
 
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Katya Coad wrote:
I am thinking of trying transplanting one our in front of our yurt.



I don't know how long you're planning on being in the yurt but keep in mind that big cottonwoods are notorious for shedding big branches.
 
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