What tree might this be?

corriganSeptember 5, 2008

I have seedlings all over my yard of some tree. I'm sorry, I'm not an expert on trees and know nothing about properly classifying leaf types, but I will do my best to describe them, since I can't put pictures up this minute. I live in far east Tennessee near the border of Missouri, by the way. These seedlings have two distinct leaf types. One is a smooth, oval leaf that is not toothed at all and seems a little droopy and large. Most of the leaves on these seedlings look like that. The other leaf type has three lobes that are long and thin. There are only a few of these on each seedling.

The other deciduous trees on or near my property are beeches, maples, pin oaks, American persimmons, yellow poplars, sycamores, pawpaws, pecans and...others I haven't identified because I'm really not a tree expert at all.

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How about Sassafras?

Here is a link that might be useful: Sassafras leaf variation picture

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 3:50PM
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I think you're right! I just googled sassafras and the leaves look like what I'm seeing. Cool! Thank you very much. :)

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 4:21PM
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