What kind of tree do I have?

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by jen74145, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. jen74145

    jen74145 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hubby and I moved into our new place a couple months ago; now I'm wondering just what sort of tree I have in my front yard. I'd peg it at fifteen-twenty feet tall, and, though the leaves had already dropped when we moved in, it has these strange bean pods growing on it; they're about ten inches or a foot long.
    Any ideas? It's a bit close to the house for my comfort (foundation damage) and I'd like to figure out it's root system so I can either let it be or rip it out...
     
  2. Red Devil TN

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    Catalpa? Honey Locust? What do the pods look like?
     

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    Red Devil TN Well-Known Member

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    Wait... TX? Desert Willow maybe? Definately need to know what the pod looks like.
     
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    Don't forget about Redbuds. They are the state tree of Oklahoma I believe.
     
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    jen74145 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pods are dry now, and are a reddish brown and all twisty. Any help?
     
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    tillandsia Well-Known Member

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    Can you post a picture?
    Does the tree have any thorns?
    You could bring a sample to your local extension office and they can identify it and advise whether it is worth keeping or should be removed.
     
  7. Tricky Grama

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    Sounds like a Honey Locust to me-we have a bunch of 'em on our land. They have huge thorns on the trunk tho. Then we have black locust too, no thorns. We're just 8 mi east of Bonham.

    Patty
     
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    BasicLiving Well-Known Member

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    Without a picture it's hard to know. And I'm not sure if they grow in your area, but a catawba tree can get quite large and it has long, thin, pods when it goes to seed.
     
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    Thornless honey locust wouldn't have thorns anywhere on it, but would still have the huge seedpods.
     
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    i'm with the honey locust folks. There are lots of thornless varieties around and the pods are long and twisty.
     
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