Date Photo Taken: October 5, 2010
Location: Decatur, GA
Posted By: Kerimbaev
Moderate-sized trees growing along stream bank in the Parkwood Park of Decatur, GA. We thought this might be one of the two mulberry species, just with very large leaves, but weren’t sure. Leaves are as large as 11″ long and 8″ wide, some larger, some smaller, but much larger than your average mulberry leaf. Leaves all ovate and not lobed like mulberries, but serrated like mulberries with a very rough, sandpapery feel. Leaves simple and alternate. The bark had characteristic patches of striated, bulging roughness at regular, wide intervals along the trunk and branches, as seen in the photo. Did not see any flowers or berries.