What kind of tree is this?

  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
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    Jun 27, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    Some sorta Birch?
  • MikeW

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    Jun 27, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    Looks like it could be a Melaleuka to me.

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    Jun 28, 2014 1:05 AM GMT

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    hmmm...it might be that one.
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    metta8 said1908335_10152972649859392_45803871522138

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    From what I can tell and from what I know grows in the area its a variety (flat leaf) non seeded eucalyptus tree or some kind of mixed hybrid! I have something similar in my yard. Why did you ask? Your not cutting it down I hope?? lol
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
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    nope...I need to know because I want to put some in my mom's yard. I cleared most of her yard so that it can be redone. I need to know what the specific variety is. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    nope...I need to know because I want to put some in my mom's yard. I cleared most of her yard so that it can be redone. I need to know what the specific variety is. icon_smile.gif


    Can you get a branch of it? Smell it and or take it to a nursery and they would know.
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    2bnaked said
    metta8 said^
    nope...I need to know because I want to put some in my mom's yard. I cleared most of her yard so that it can be redone. I need to know what the specific variety is. icon_smile.gif


    Can you get a branch of it? Smell it and or take it to a nursery and they would know.



    Yep, I will try that. Thanks.
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    Yeah, I think it's a variation of the eucalyptus. I would recommend against it. It makes a fuckin mess. If you're going to plant it in a grassy yard, I guess it's ok. But if you're going to plant it next to some type of concrete patio, it will create muddy stains every time it rains.

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    I have the unfortunate luck of having one grow next to my parking spot.
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, I think it's a variation of the eucalyptus. I would recommend against it. It makes a fuckin mess. If you're going to plant it in a grassy yard, I guess it's ok. But if you're going to plant it next to some type of concrete patio, it will create muddy stains every time it rains.

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    I have the unfortunate luck of having one grow next to my parking spot.


    I have 3 huge trees I planted a few years back. They provide amazing shade on my east side where my Master Bed room is located and it's good for the summer to keep it cool until later in the afternoon when my house blocks the rest. It really attracts the birds and they crap on the cars that are parked off on the street......SO KEEP BACK from my house!!! Other than that.....They smell great and are BIG!
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    2bnaked said
    xrichx saidYeah, I think it's a variation of the eucalyptus. I would recommend against it. It makes a fuckin mess. If you're going to plant it in a grassy yard, I guess it's ok. But if you're going to plant it next to some type of concrete patio, it will create muddy stains every time it rains.

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    I have the unfortunate luck of having one grow next to my parking spot.


    I have 3 huge trees I planted a few years back. They provide amazing shade on my east side where my Master Bed room is located and it's good for the summer to keep it cool until later in the afternoon when my house blocks the rest. It really attracts the birds and they crap on the cars that are parked off on the street......SO KEEP BACK from my house!!! Other than that.....They smell great and are BIG!

    Yeah, it's the worst tree to have around if you want a clean yard. They get very big over time. And create a bigger mess. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
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    Someone had to mention "the larch"...smh....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 28, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said

    Someone had to mention "the larch"...smh....icon_rolleyes.gif

    Fortunately, unlike you, my sense of silly humor didn't die at turning 50.
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    Art_Deco said
    bon_pan said
    Art_Deco said

    Someone had to mention "the larch"...smh....icon_rolleyes.gif

    Fortunately, unlike you, my sense of silly humor didn't die at turning 50.


    Pffftttt...I think you're funny...so......?

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    Jun 28, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    bon_pan said
    Art_Deco said
    bon_pan said
    Art_Deco said

    Someone had to mention "the larch"...smh....icon_rolleyes.gif

    Fortunately, unlike you, my sense of silly humor didn't die at turning 50.

    Pffftttt...I think you're funny...so......?

    edit; don't make an enemy out of someone who loves you.

    No one here "loves me". I'm the most blocked & disliked guy on this site. My good pal SB and his Conservaposse friends made sure of that.

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    Jun 28, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure it's a paperbark tree (melaleuca quinquenervia).

    They're native to Australia - we have lots of them around here in Sydney. They're good for being drought resistant and fairly fast growing. They were introduced to the US around 1900 but note that they are considered a weed in some US states.
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    Jul 03, 2014 2:49 PM GMT
    The nursery told me that it is a Melaleuca leucadendron - common name: Cajeput Tree
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    Jul 03, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
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    Jul 03, 2014 3:53 PM GMT
    I always liked the Melaleuca and it has a showy, vigorous bloom in season, but I became somewhat leery towards it during the early years of Everglades restoration where it is viewed as invasive.

    I never grew one but a neighbor had a number of them and I thought them stunning. Aware of its Florida status, I wouldn't plant one but also I worried that bugs introduced to attack Melaleuca in the Everglades would harm my neighbor's trees.

    In Florida, back in the 70s, we used to call them tourist trees, because they peel.