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Help tree identity

Posted by Rowland Ontario, Canada (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 9:48

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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RE: Help tree identity

Looks like hackberry, celtis occidentalis


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RE: Help tree identity

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


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RE: Help tree identity

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


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RE: Help tree identity

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.


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


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


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


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