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    10 / 20 / 2018

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    Eric Petersen


Small tree on the back of property. Previous home owner had cut the tree down. This tree is now growing out of the previous stump.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m also an amateur too Jim. And with yours & hope’s trees suggestion, hopefully the OP could check out their winter buds as well for a confirmed ID. Best wishes Jim! Laura

    November 11th, 2018 at 11:49pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    But I’m only an amateur. Give Laura the closeups she requested for expert opinion.

    November 8th, 2018 at 10:33am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Could be persimmon, pawpaw, blackgum or silverbell. Yes, possibly sourwood as well, but it doesn’t show any sign of underlying red color, which sourwood has in the fall. I would guess persimmon, if I had to make one.

    November 5th, 2018 at 11:00am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    twig of sourwood.

    November 3rd, 2018 at 2:49am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    The leaves veins look similar to those of sourwood (Oxydendrum arborreum). But I’m only speculating.

    November 3rd, 2018 at 2:11am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Common persimmon winter bud.

    November 3rd, 2018 at 1:26am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Please give us closeup of these details i.e. leaves petioles, trunk, branch, and the back of leaf. For now check out some of the trees with similar looking leaves & their winter buds. Thank you & best wishes! Link to American/common persimmon (Diosyros virginiana).

    November 3rd, 2018 at 1:07am

  • hope Green Thumb says:

    This looks like a paw paw tree, Asiminia triloba, a small tree native to eastern US. They bear a large edible fruit.

    October 29th, 2018 at 3:15pm

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