Tree identification

KarlsgodtJuly 15, 2013

Would like help in identifying this tree. It is planted in my yard next to the house and has grown from about 12 to about 20 feet since I moved in three years ago. It looks like it might be some sort of cherry tree, but I have never seen fruit on it.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Can we see the bark to aid the ID.
Right now I'd guess a Pear.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 5:16PM
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Karlsgodt

Thanks, I won't be home until after dark this evening, but I'll try to get a photo of the trunk in the morning.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 6:31PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Has the leaves and buds of a pear tree.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:51PM
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Karlsgodt

Here's the trunk.

A related question - should the extra branch coming up from the ground be pruned, and if so, when is the time to do it?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:22PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Definitely remove the sucker.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:43PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i am thinking its closer to pear than cherry ...

and if its one of our beloved callery pears... get rid of the whole..

ken

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 8:02AM
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