Monday, September 28, 2015

Unknown Tree

This tree was growing next to our fence. L. cut it off several times at the ground but it kept coming back so a few years ago he let it grow. We have no idea what kind of tree it is.


  1. Heart shaped leaf with a serreted it a Linden...scientific name Tilia....there are many different kinds? Wood white or pale brown, soft, tough, close grained, free of knots; hard to split. Winter buds smooth, plump, pointed, dark red. Leaves alternate, obliquely heart shaped, serrate, with prominent veins and paler lining, veins branching mainly on the side next the petiole; rusty hairy in axils of side veins underneath. Petioles 3 to 4 inches long, slender; blades 6 to 8 inches long, 3 to 4 inches wide.

    Flowers, June, July; small, perfect, yellowish white, very fragrant, full of nectar, clustered on end of flower stalk borne on narrow leaf-like blade. Peculiar petal-like scale opposite each petal. Fruit a cluster of woody, pea-like balls, grey, rather woolly, round or ovoid ; seeds 2 to 3.

    1. Amazing! I have not seen any flowers on this one. the wood is pale brown. I admire your knowledge!