Tree with interesting branching and this leaf

yummalloryOctober 14, 2013

This is the leaf, looks like it has tar spots but not a maple right? The bark of the tree is in pictured in the background.

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surya55_gw

It looks somewhat like a callery pear tree leaf.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 6:07PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

where is the interesting branching????? .. i am feeling ripped off on the title.. lol ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:02AM
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shadeyplace(7)

lol

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:21AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Callery pears are attractive "lollipop" shaped trees. Bradford pear is one type of Callery pear.

The most notable thing about the branches is that they grow at narrow angles to the trunk ... and therefore attach more weakly ... and therefore are prone to catastrophic splitting under heavy snow or ice. Since the trees' symmetry is half their appeal, it makes a difference when a big chunk of the symmetry is missing!

I was unable to find a good photo of the classic "half-Bradford," but for anyone not familiar with the problem, these will give you some idea:

http://ucanr.edu/sites/treefail/Failure_Photos/Pyrus_calleryana/

http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/624362-dont-fall-love-your-bradford-pear.html

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 2:04PM
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