tree identification

shadytreeJuly 4, 2014

help! please! need to know what tree has been in our yard. thank you all

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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

without a close-up picture of the foliage to get a clear look at the leaves it's REALLY hard to tell what you have with any degree of certainty. that said, i would go out on a horticultural limb (LOL) and hazard a guess and say you MIGHT have some kind of ash---possibly "moraine" ash (fraxinus holotricha "moraine") or "raywood" ash (f. angustifolia "raywood")????

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 10:59PM
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shadytree

ok cool heres a close up. ive spent some time doing leaf identification and just cant find a tree that looks similar.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:30PM
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shadytree

and here's another

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:35PM
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georgeinbandonoregon(z9 OR)

it's definitely an ash/fraxinus species. FWIW, if the fall color is a burgundy red it's likely "raywood" and if it's yellow it's "moraine". there are several other ash species and hybrids in cultivation in california (including the once common f. velutina "modesto"/modesto ash) but iMHO they tend to have somewhat broader leaflets than the relatively narrow ones in the picture. hope this helps.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:50PM
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shadytree

thanks so much!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 2:08AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Agree w/George -- ash.

Looks like spider-mite stippling (pale dots) on the leaves.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 8:52AM
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shadytree

would pyrethrin be a good choice for the spider mites

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 10:10PM
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