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CornfieldsRus 08-10-2008 07:48 PM

Need help with these tree's *PICS*
This is my first post!

Can anyone help me identify what type of tree's these are? I just bought this

house last october and i want to plant some type of trees between my

"driveway" (if you wanna call it that LOL) and the field next to me owned by

the grain elevator. I really like these trees i have in my front yard and would

like to plant some more possibly, unless you guys have any better

recomendations! Thanks a lot

chrisn 08-11-2008 03:56 AM

Looks like some type of birch, take some leaves to the local nursery and there will give you all the info you need.

swade 08-11-2008 03:47 PM

Was going to say the same thing about a birch.

In one of the pics, the peeling bark looks like a birch but its tough to tell.

The stems look like it also.

Can you get a closer pic of the trunk and one of the stems, would help me out.

RippySkippy 08-11-2008 04:08 PM

work your way through this identification's not too bad...of course it's not for your state...but close and may get you started.

jogr 08-11-2008 04:17 PM

Looks like a locust but better pics of the leaves, flowers, seeds and bark would help. Does it have any thorns?
BTW that is one big grain bin. They better get it empty so they can fill it back up.

CornfieldsRus 08-11-2008 11:04 PM

I will take close up pictures next chance i get and post. thanks for the replies, the trees dont have any thorns and the bark kind of peels off like they are shedding.

chrisn 08-12-2008 04:08 AM

It is defiantly some type of hybrid birch,what kind, only your local county extension agent or nursery person can say

FieldersChoice 08-13-2008 08:34 AM

River Birch
They are River Birch. I have some here at my house also. They grow very fast, and make a big mess when any storm comes along. You will be picking up little limbs all of the time. After looking at them, your trees look pretty mature. I don't know that they will get any bigger. They are really cheap at your local nursery. They love water!!! Keep the bottom 1/2 of the tree trimmed of branches and your new little ones will grow taller much faster.

FieldersChoice 08-13-2008 08:36 AM

By the way
I am 100 % sure that they are river birches. I just wanted to clarify that. Sometimes they have a single trunk, double trunk, triple trunk. I have even seen them with four trunks.

CornfieldsRus 08-13-2008 10:48 AM

Thanks so much fielder! You nailed it! Excuse me for my noobness here but what time of year is best to plant? i figure i better wait till spring? Also does anyone know anything about how close to property lines you can plant etc? thanks for replies love this forum going to be a big help to me :thumbsup:

chrisn 08-14-2008 03:51 AM

Fall is the best time to plant, the only thing I know about property lines is that the other owner can cut off whatever hangs over his property,as long as he stays on his own while pruning( at least this was true in Penna years ago)

FieldersChoice 08-15-2008 07:40 AM

Fall is the best time. In the next couple of months would be great timing.

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