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Mike423

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I have two different type of Maple trees Ive collected from my yard and was wondering if anyone knows the species.

The third type of tree which I just chopped this year, I am also kind of stumped on. Its a little strange how it grows three leaf clusters. Another thing that bothered me was some abnormal growth that appeared on some of the leaves. I didn't really think about posting a question about it until now but signs of it can be seen on a few leaves in the top left of the picture.
 

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tnaz71

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First tree looks like a Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
 
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Brian Van Fleet

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So that last plant was bugging me so I did some searching. I think it maybe a Box Elder (Acer negundo) here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_negundo

I was thinking the same. A buddy tried a large boxelder in his early days of bonsai and it just isn't a good variety. It would shed branches for no reason and refused to reduce in leaf size. After a few frustrating years, and multiple attempts to give it away, I think he ended up tossing it.
 

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Yes, the third is box elder. Those "bumps" on the upper leaves appear to be galls, which are usually harmless if unsightly.
 

Mike423

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Thanks for all the insight fellas. The boxelder was just growing wild in my yard had some nice trunk movement and appeared to be at least 3 years old so I figured I'd just give it a try for the fun of it.

Anyone got any clue what the second pictured Maple's species is??
 

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My guess on the second would be Norway or silver maple. Not very good for bonsai...
 

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