What tree is this?

Eva-01June 20, 2013

I am having problems figuring out what tree this is. Its seems to spread mostly by roots popping up (we started with one of them). With the way they grow they make a nice thing to walk under.

I highly doubt they are native to Ireland as I never see them anywhere. The leaf pattern is like ash but cant seem to find it via google.

Growth pattern: http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k323/dozyvan/2013-06-20143509_zpsa1164bc0.jpg

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Eva-01

that link I posted seems to be broken for some reason? anyway

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 10:01AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

compare with tree of heaven ...

a terrible weed tree here in the states ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:14AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Looks like Rhus glabra to me. Also known as Sumac. Nice Fall color and spreads by it's roots.
Mike

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:56AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Rhus typhina, I can see the fuzz in the leaf etc. picture that opens here on this thread.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 12:16PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

I am currently fighting back some fu fu yellow and pink sumac I planted a few years back. If the regular species spreads anywhere near as well in Ireland I woukd consider removal and repeated round-up applications or whatever is used out there.

FWIW I really liked the appearance of mine. It just grew too well and more informal than the location called for.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 12:47PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

You're right, bboy. I didn't look at it close enough.
I had one, or should I say, I still have it after half hearted fighting it for years. Just when I think I have won, it pops up yards away from the roots. A bit of a nuisance.
Mike

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 3:11PM
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huggorm

They are pretty common in gardens over here, mostly rhus glabra but also rhus typhina even if that one is less cold hardy. "laciniata"-forms is also common. They do send some runners up, but it is worth the extra work to have these almost tropical looking small trees

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 5:04PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

They look really like tree of heaven but they are native. They grow in clusters in Wisconsin.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 10:27AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I only see a vague resemblance to tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima). If you are familiar with trees-of-heaven, there's no way you'd mistake the picture above for one of them.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 2:12PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Rhus typhina is very common in gardens throughout the British Isles. Rhus glabra less so and often in the 'laciniata' form. The fuzz points to the former.

T of H does self sow here but usually in warmer urban microclimates. It is visible along the rail tracks in London. But it is nothing like the plague it is in the US.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ailanthus distribution in Britain and Ireland

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 6:26AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Looks like sumac, not ailanthus. Ailanthus has a gland-dot near the leaflet bases -- the pictured one doesn't.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 9:11AM
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