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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 10 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    West

  • City

    Highlands Ranch

  • State

    Colorado

  • Posted by

    Ryan Mattox

Notes:

This tree picture was taken about early October 2017, the tree itself is about 10ft tall or so, not very wide trunk.

Comments

  • Ryan Mattox Registered says:

    Awesome, Thank you Laura I’ll check the leaf arrangement and let you know…

    December 28th, 2017 at 10:46am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to ‘Winter King’ hawthorn tree trunk (Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’). https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/crataegus-viridis-winter-king

    December 27th, 2017 at 9:00pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thank you Ryan for the feedback. You would be the best judge since I could only guess from the given photos,so I could be incorrect in my speculating. I had considered hawthorn genus, however I couldn’t see the leaves arrangement on the branches. To my eyes your tree trunk looks similar to some of the species in the maple genus. Also the leaf petiole looks longer than hawthorn’s. One quick way to rule out maple is to check the leaves arrangement on yours. Are they opposite or alternate on the branches? The link below is a closeup for Amur maple tree trunk. Best wishes Ryan! Laura http://plantsciences.montana.edu/horticulture/ps231/images/Acer_ginnala/Bark.JPG

    December 27th, 2017 at 9:12pm

  • Ryan Mattox Registered says:

    Thank you very much, I’ll keep an eye on it when it starts to bloom and take some more pictures.. I was researching as well and thought maybe a Winter King Hawthorne?

    December 27th, 2017 at 2:52pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    More Amur maple images. http://plants.jaredsgarden.com/12130010/Plant/9/Amur_Maple

    December 27th, 2017 at 2:04pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I can’t the leaves arrangement whether they are opposite or alternate on the branches clear enough to be certain. I’m speculating for now, perhaps a species or cultivar in the maple genus (Acer)? maple leaves are opposite on the twig/branch. Check out the Amur maple (Acer ginnala) group and see if you have a match. Flowers & fruits will help to narrow down its ID. If this isn’t maple when it blooms in spring and you still don’t know, make new post with photos of flowers & fruits. Click on images from the included links to enlarge. Best wishes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_ginnala

    December 27th, 2017 at 2:59pm

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