Tree seedling

sandyslopes z5 n. UTMay 16, 2014

Can you tell what kind of tree planted itself in my garden? I live in northern Utah with sandy alkaline soil, if that helps.

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shadeyplace(7)

looks like ulmus of some kind...but just a guess.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 10:03AM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

I agree. Invasive little buggers. Love to grow along our fencelines and people don't get rid of them and in a few years there's a line of scraggly awful looking tree things that even Dr. Seuss wouldn't put in his books! ha Fast growers.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 12:05PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

listen to me ..

any tree .... THAT PLANTS ITSELF.. in YOUR garden ....

is.. by definition.. a problem ...

kill it now ...

and i bet a nickle.. you will find others .. kill them also ...

there is no upside to weed trees ... IMHO .. if you want a tree... choose a good one.. there are hundreds to choose from ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 12:29PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Fraxinus, Ash.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 3:53PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes - pinnate leaves.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 3:56PM
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sandyslopes z5 n. UT

Thanks for the guesses... I looked up Ulmus. I didn't know that's the name for the dreaded Siberian Elm that I have killed hundreds of in my yard already. A terribly invasive weed tree here.

Thanks for leading me to Ash trees. It looks like this might be a common green ash. That wouldn't work for me where I wanted to transplant it. I was hoping a real "gem" of a tree planted itself, but that's never the way it happens, is it?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 7:26PM
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