Tree ID

Discussion in 'New to Bonsai' started by Vasyl, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Vasyl

    Vasyl Yamadori

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    Please help ID this tree. I've been trying to do it for a while. Needlelike leaves are soft and drop for the winter. Norhern IL, zone 5 20170618_093623.jpg 20170618_093623.jpg 20170618_093650.jpg
     
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  3. rockm

    rockm Imperial Masterpiece

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    Bald cypress,
     
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    Vasyl Yamadori

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    That's what I thought at first. I bought a bald cypress seedling and it looks way different from this tree. A different cultivar maybe?
     
  5. rockm

    rockm Imperial Masterpiece

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    This one could be a pond cypress, since it has awl-shaped foliage, but I suspect, given your Zone 5 location, it is probably a cold-hardy cultivar of BC.
     
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  6. CasAH

    CasAH Shohin

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    Planted along a street like that, it is a Dawn Redwood. I live in Arlington Heights and they are planting them all around town to replace all the ash trees that were lost. There are some 30 to 40 year old examples along Northwest Highway (Route 14) on the Arlington Heights Mount Prospect border. These are along th UP Northwest RR tracks.
     
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    rockm Imperial Masterpiece

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    CasAH is probably right.
     
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  8. Vasyl

    Vasyl Yamadori

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    I have a Dawn Redwood and it looks a little different. I think rockm is right - it is a pond cypress
     
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    Vasyl Yamadori

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    I googled pond cypress images and so far it looks like the best match
     
  10. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Street foemina.
     
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  11. rockm

    rockm Imperial Masterpiece

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    Pond cypress is hardy to zone 5B, which makes you at the northern extreme. I've had pond cypress as bonsai here in Va--Zone 7. They didn't like the winter here much. Might be a pondy, but as a street tree in its Northern extreme, probably going to be a hard road for it.
     
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  12. sorce

    sorce Nonsense Rascal

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    Aren't they all?

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  13. rockm

    rockm Imperial Masterpiece

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    BTW, this could also be a Bald Cypress. There are some varieties that produce different looking foliage than the flat feather shaped leaves that are the most common. There are also hybrids that cross between main BC and pond cypress. Pond cypress was considered a subspecies of BC for a while, I think.
     
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