Just thought i'd share

roelex14

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Here is a picture of the main trunk and surface roots of the oldest amur maple I've ever seen. This tree is located on the quad at Illinois State University.

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i guess u may want to see the pic too haha
 

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Jrbrown4

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Nice Tree

I went to undergrad and grad school there and I know exactally which tree that is. It is a really nice tree even with some of the bad branch cuts that have been made by the groundskeepers over the years. Thanks for posting.
 

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A truly nasty looking trunk :) I've got a bonsai amur in a forest planting that's got much the same look--multiple shoots, gnarly stumpy ungainly trunk, bumps from severed limbs...although it doesn't have the nice surface roots of this tree.
 

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this tree is on the aboridum inventory list of 1941 (first recorded list), but according to my teacher, he says he wouldn't be surprised if the tree was 100 years or more
 

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Where did it come from ? Have Amur maple been in this country that long ? Edit: Apparently introduced in 1860.
 

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I doubt this tree is much older than 70 years or so, probably 1941 was the year it was planted.
 
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