what kind of tree is this?

katgreen(9b)April 28, 2014

Saw this tree on Market Street in SF. Would anyone know what it is?

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katgreen(9b)

Here's a view from below the tree.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 6:44PM
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saccharum(z9 FL)

Probably Schinus molle.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:00PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

I think it is Podocarpus gracilior, syn. Afrocarpus gracilior, commonly called fern pine. Schinus molle has very shaggy/rough bark.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 12:19AM
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wisconsitom

At first, I thought it was a truffula tree. Guess not.

+oM

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 8:37AM
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katgreen(9b)

Thanks for all the guesses.

Here are close-ups of this tree... could it be an ash tree?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 6:36PM
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katgreen(9b)

another image

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 6:37PM
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katgreen(9b)

one last image

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 6:38PM
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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

well, the leaf closeups seem to indicate that the tree is probably neither a schinus nor an afrocarpus and instead may be some sort of ash (fraxinus) possibly f. angustifolia "raywood" or f. udhei (mexican evergreen ash) but the last picture of (maybe) "suckering" growth somewhat confuses the issue (for me at least). hopefully, somebody will be able to come up with a more definitive i.d..

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 1:43AM
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katgreen(9b)

Thanks for trying to ID it, georgeinbandonoregon. It's a good looking tree and I was thinking I'd like to try to grow it in my back yard.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 1:42PM
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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

you might really consider fraxinus "raywood" a very fine textured tree with a look (IMHO) that closely resembles the tree in your picture---whatever it really is, LOL.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2014 at 10:52PM
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