Tree ID?

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Date Photo Taken: March 28, 2011
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posted By: canadian808


This tree seems to sprout volunteers all over my yard. The 2 that I’ve allowed to grow are 15-20′ tall. Leaves are pretty small as you see in the photo. What is it and should I cut them down?


  1. Lyle Unregistered says:

    It is very hard to even throw at guess at this based on the photo here. But based on your comments about volunteers showing up and the small leaves, I might guess it to be Privet (Ligustrum sinense). It is considered an invasive plant. Check out this site and compare the leaves to what you have, and if they don’t match, maybe post some new photos that show a clear, close-up image of the leaves.

    Again, this is more of a guess based on your comments and not a sure identification.

    March 30th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
  2. Cynthia Unregistered says:

    Hard to tell without seeing the leaves up close. Serviceberry? Privet? Check this image to see if it’s a match.

    April 5th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
  3. canadian808 Registered says:

    Thanks Lyle. From your link it does appear that is the tree I’m dealing with. I actually submitted a close up of the leaves but that did not make it into the posting. Let me see if I can get those others posted.

    April 6th, 2011 at 8:29 am

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