Any idea what this tree is/was?

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Had this growing in my overgrown garden that I finally got around to clearing up. After I cut it, I thought it had some interesting leaves. Not sure how much bigger the leaves get. The closest thing I came up with is a "White Mulberry" but my Audubon book says they are a southern tree. Any Ideas? Thought maybe it might make an interesting bonsai experiment if the leaves stayed that small.
 

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Chub, that's what it is and they are not just a southern tree. I've seen them in Iowa.
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They're so tough, if you use them for fenceposts, you have to dig them up and flip 'em over every couple years or they'll root...

I'll vouch for this, apparently you can take a 4" cutting and expect good results. The birds love these things, and that means bird poop all over the place, that and rotting fruit, big mess these are.
 

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. The birds love these things, and that means bird poop all over the place, that and rotting fruit, big mess these are.

I imagine that's how this tree got im my garden:D. There are a couple of berry trees about five or six house's up the street. I guess they must be mulberries.
 

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Just dug it up and put it in a 2 gallon pot. If it lives it will be a miracle. I did a butcher job trying to get it out. Was growing right next to/under a rose bush so it wasn't easy to get at. Probably killed the rose bush in the process too. We'll see.
 

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Bet ya a buck it makes it, they are tough as weeds.

Well Bill, come forward to collect your dollar..lol. Man...I split the trunk, lost most of the roots, and ripped off a good amount of bark while digging it up. But... it's starting to do it's thing. Tough little guys aint they...lol.
 

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