What is this tree, blooming now?
I would appreciate some help trying to identify a tree. We bought a home last year, and the forested land is full of this tree (avg.15-40 ft), which bloomed early spring last year also. This is damp forest (wetland in places), mostly alder/birch/maple, bordering (and in) a seasonal stream. The white blossoms look a little like bitter cherry, and a little like crabapple, but there are no leaves on the plant. The bark is fairly smooth, and pale, greenish, brownish grey, so...not like cherry...and not really like apple.
So, I've looked at lots of books, but I can't find anything that would bloom now, white flowers, before leafing out.