Help tree identity

RowlandJune 1, 2014

Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong place, but: I recently moved to southern Ontario, an hour north of Toronto, and we have a HUGE tree which we love but can't work out what it is.

Our soil is sandy, get very cold winters and hot summers. I haven't seen this tree anywhere else around here so get the impression that it's not native to the area.

I've attached an image that show the overall size of the tree and close up of the leaves.

Any help would be very much appreciated!!

Many thanks, Rowland

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huggorm

Looks like hackberry, celtis occidentalis

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 11:18AM
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smivies

That's actually a Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo).

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 2:13PM
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Rowland

Thanks so much it definitely seems to be a Manitoba Maple!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 8:22PM
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nurseryman33(4/5)

Otherwise known as Box Elder - considered a junk tree around here by many people. They seed all over and are not the strongest of trees. Box Elder bugs seem to like them also. BTW, those are compound leaves, which is unique for a maple.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 8:27PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

'...which is unique for a maple....' Acer griseum???

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 6:03AM
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nurseryman33(4/5)

Forgot about that one - not very common in SE Wis. - certainly not as common as Acer negundo!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 8:36PM
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huggorm

There are actually even more species of maple with compound leafs, but they are asian and not common garden trees

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 11:43AM
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