yamadori ID, purple beech or crabapple?

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near entry way at my job. deceiving photo, its like a 6' tall x 1" trunk tree

not sure what it is

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Can we get a real close shot of leaves?

I can at least rule/rule OUT crabapple with a better shot of a single leaf.

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(Also, I personally don’t care, but plan on getting ‘blitzed’ about terminology)
 

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Can we get a real close shot of leaves?

I can at least rule/rule OUT crabapple with a better shot of a single leaf.

🤓

(Also, I personally don’t care, but plan on getting ‘blitzed’ about terminology)
thanks - id rather it be a beech. my coworker and i could have chance to dig this, next spring

ill try to get another shot when i leave the dungeon at some point to see how the weather is
(90* 100% humidity today)
 

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Probably NOT a beech. Leaves are too finely serrated and veins on the leaves aren't all that prominent. It looks to me like an ornamental plum, or a crabapple.
 

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Probably NOT a beech. Leaves are too finely serrated and veins on the leaves aren't all that prominent. It looks to me like an ornamental plum, or a crabapple.
Pluuum! That’s where I recognize those leaves from!!

Nice call!
 

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I saw shiny rounded leaves and thought pear too
Might be a pear, but purple leaves on a pear aren't common. Pears, plums, apples and a few others are in the Rosacea family. They have similar leaves. This is most likely a plum, because of the leaf color.
 

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Looks like a Bradford Pear with some weird colors.

.....ehhh, maybe not.
i think it is...unless these images below are more off season/fall...
callery pear

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i think it is...unless these images below are more off season/fall...
callery pear

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Uh, those are all photos of Autumn color, not what you've posted here originally. The most obvious answer is typically the right one...This isn't some cryptic form of pear. It's a purple leaved plum--one of the most commonly planted landscape trees in the Eastern U.S.
 

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Uh, those are all photos of Autumn color, not what you've posted here originally. The most obvious answer is typically the right one...This isn't some cryptic form of pear. It's a purple leaved plum--one of the most commonly planted landscape trees in the Eastern U.S.
you could be right about that, given the color of the tree out here at work and the time of year
its not fall yet here

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Looks like pear to me too. Lots of pear varieties here have bronze color at certain times of year.
A closer look at bark on the trunk and a good look at small shoots and leaf attachment should help narrow down the possibilities.
 

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Looks like pear to me too. Lots of pear varieties here have bronze color at certain times of year.
A closer look at bark on the trunk and a good look at small shoots and leaf attachment should help narrow down the possibilities.
thanks. trunk had smooth dark silver slate color, and then it had the horizontal tick-marks everywhere on it. like a cherry tree
 

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Sure would like to see this resolved.
I am going with plum but obviously several people are stumped.
 

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The are my pyrus comunis the red one was green at the beginning of the season. The green one was in sheltered location and the one that turned red was in an exposed location. Definitely a pear
 

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