Some fun photos of trunks

Sara Malone Zone 9bJuly 9, 2013

Latest blog post attached - having fun with trunks.

Sara

Here is a link that might be useful: Trunk Show

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beng(z6 western MD)

Here's one -- black gum:

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 9:47AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Nice! Looks corky.

Trunks are so under-appreciated. I wanted to include Carpinus (musclewood) but didn't like our photos. Older Carpinus have amazing trunks.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:27AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Here's another corker -- hackberry:

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 3:47PM
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MulchMama

Can't forget Shagbark Hickory! My favorite.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 3:48PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Tsuga canadensis

tj

This post was edited by tsugajunkie on Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 20:09

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:17PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Love it! Little did I know how many trunk fans there were out there!

Sara

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:32PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

An underrated feature for sure!

Lilac, Musclewood, Lacebark Pine, Acer triflorum, An asian birch of some sort, bald cypress and Ulmus parvifolia

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:07PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

whaas what a wonderful selection!

Sara

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:33PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I love trunks too! Enjoying these pics.

In my yard, pecan.

On a smaller scale, Dracaena housing Tillandsia.

In OH, Hocking Hills.

At a park in Dublin, OH.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:47AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Stewartia monadelpha. It sometimes has seedlings popping up here and there.
Mike

This post was edited by botann on Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 13:28

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 1:22PM
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rvird01

Purpleinopp,
I used to live 2 doors down from that tree in Scioto Park in Dublin, Ohio. I took many senior and family potraits on, under and around it :)
I've lived in Florida for 5 years now but that Osage Orange tree will always be special to me.
Normally they grow upright, I always thought that maybe this one might have been struck by lightning many years ago to obtain that form. Whatever the reason, it's a beautiful tree.
Thanks for the memory :)

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 7:13PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Oh wow that's cool! I've wondered for decades also what that tree could say about its' life if it could talk. Thanks for telling me what it is, I've wondered in passing but never followed up on finding out. That's the tree that makes hedge apples? You would be sad to see all of the empty spots in the park - and elsewhere - where ash trees used to be. My friend lives a few miles east of there and her yard went from being deep shade to tons of sun with the loss of 10 trees. The house where I used to live now has a sunny front yard (a huge part of my reason for buying it, the shady driveway,) with the loss of what was a mature ash tree. I'm so glad I moved before that, way too sad for me.

I went back to Ohio, but my city trees were gone...

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 11:45AM
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buckeye15(No OH)

Great Pretenders reference!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 2:28PM
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buckeye15(No OH)

This thread and your blog post target a favorite topic of mine. Thank you Sara.

I posted this pic in a thread about American Beech, but thought it might apply here as well.

Fagus grandifolia 'Diamond Bark'.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 2:52PM
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buckeye15(No OH)

Here is another American Beech I found in a woods in Avon, Ohio a couple years ago...very similar the the Diamondbark Beech.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 2:57PM
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rvird01

Purpleinopp,
We moved into that house in 93 and the entire property was trees. By the time we had moved down here in 08, we had lost 2 of the biggest apple trees and a humongous cherry to lightning, we lost a 200+year old black cherry that started dying right after the city dug down the property-line on my neighbors side to put a drainage pipe from Riverside to the Scioto, coincidence? I think not. Then we lost 10 or so trees that were pulled roots and all out of the ground when a small tornado crossed the road and went down our property. Then, the last few years we were there, the emerald ash borer hit and started killing tons of trees.
I drove by on our Marion to visit relatives a few years ago and the only trees that seemed to be doing well were the white pines, spruces and walnuts.
It is sad...

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 4:39PM
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rvird01

Yes, it is the hedge apple (road apple) tree :)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 4:45PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Sequoia sempervirens, 'Cantab'.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 3:06PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrans.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 3:20PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Acer capillipes, a snake bark maple.
This tree totally outgrew it's space and I had to cut it down. This piece is headed to the woodshed.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 3:30PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Holy s**t, I thought that 'Cantab' was a dwarf! Mine looks like a shrub. Love the maple - at least you have a photo!

Sara

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 6:48PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

"I thought that 'Cantab' was a dwarf!"

Well, compared to the species...it is.

tj

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:08PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Sara, my 'Cantab' is 45 ft. tall. I had no idea it would get that big.
I bought it has a groundcover. One went up and I let it go. I have been moving other plants out from under it as it has grown.

I have a few seedlings from the original Acer capillipes. One is about 15 ft. tall. It's been my experience that they grow relatively fast.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:21PM
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RugbyHukr(23)

buckeye15,

You have a nasty bark inclusion in your tree. If that smaller branch is facing any targets, you may want to lighten the load on that branch or support it.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 9:12AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

My Cantab is short, squat, 'droopy' and was grown with multiple leaders. The foliage is similar to the species or to 'Kelly's Prostrate', but 'KP' is flat, flat, flat. Mike - yours is erect and regal. Another labeling/behavioral mystery?

I have now hijacked my own post!

Sara

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:13AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Here's the base of the Cantab.
Little trunks! lol
Mike

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:55AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Yes! That is what my Cantab looks like - that little guy!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:25PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Yes! That is what my Cantab looks like - that little guy!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 6:28PM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

purpleinopp and rvird01, it was sad when I drove to Akron to see my family. The EAB is spotty in NE Ohio (much worse in C-bus from what I understand) but there were areas where it seemed like half the trees were dead (99% looked like ashes). Then a stretch where they all looked fine.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 11:29PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I haven't really been following the EAB story much, too heartbreaking, but believe some municipalities have chosen to remove ash trees prophylactically.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 3:12PM
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rvird01

I think it was around 2006 when they found them in Dublin. I know they started preventative treatments on healthy trees and cut down the infected ones. We didn't catch the ones in our ash trees until the larva started making those trails on the bark. We had to cut down several. Last I heard tey were still fighting them :(

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:29PM
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