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Please identify the trees in Aiken, SC on Laurens street

Posted by neonrider 8A/8B/9A (Sunset-28/ (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 16:35

Good evening,

Could someone please identify the trees in Aiken, SC on Laurens street. I've attached a photo from Google Maps. They are all over that street. Are they perhaps Pseudocydonia sinensis or Stewartia monadelpha? Or some other Stewartia? I would guess these are not Crepe myrtles (single trunked)? They have exfoliating spotty "tiger" like pattern on their bark. Or are these simply Sycamore trees? Yet they seem to have almost orange brown bark as much as I remember.

If you need to see more of those trees, go to Google Maps and scroll along Laurens Street Southwest near Hayne Avenue for example.

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RE: Please identify the trees in Aiken, SC on Laurens street

Could they be Ulmus parvifolia? They have bark like that and are common street trees here (and in SC too). Zelkova would be another possibility.

RE: Please identify the trees in Aiken, SC on Laurens street

Bingo! Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) a.k.a. Lacebark elm. Thanks, and I just have it confirmed by an employee of City of Aiken. That was an enigma for me for several years now. Solved.

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