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Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 23:30
The leaf. Knife is just there for scale.

Hints: Not red mulberry, not a gigantic elm. Very stable wood grows in clumps

dropkick
2006-11-18, 01:07
Looks like a cottonwood leaf, but I don't think of them as growing in clumps. Groves, maybe.

dropkick
2006-11-18, 01:26
One other guess, we don't have these around here (Montana) and I don't know much about them, but how about Basswood?

bird dog
2006-11-18, 03:05
DK, I would agree with your first post. Cottonwood. BD

SGT Rock
2006-11-18, 04:41
Basswood?:hmmmm:

deadeye
2006-11-18, 09:16
My vote's for Basswood. Cottonwood leaf has a flatter butt, and the size is right for Basswood.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-18, 22:12
Good call Sgt and Deadeye! Dropkick? Impressive considering you don't have them in Mt!!:adore:

dropkick
2006-11-18, 22:30
Only reason I even remembered Basswood was because a while back I found a tree/bush up a nearby mountain that I've never seen before, and I did some looking through a tree book trying to find it.
Didn't find what I was looking for, but did refamiliarize myself with some of the trees I've seen in my travels (Basswood included).

I'd like to post some pics of the tree/bush I'm trying to identify, but it's going to have to wait till next spring. I went up the mountain last month hoping to get some pictures of the leaves and fruit clusters and found that it had already dropped both.

SGT Rock
2006-11-20, 14:05
I use to be good at this, but I am way out of practice. Thanks for making me do some research to remember.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-20, 21:44
I probably could be better at it myself. I think one reason as much of it has stuck with me as it has was that I had to take Dendrology 1 twice:banghead: