Trash Tree? Anybody Know What This Is?

sylviatexas1August 20, 2014

found on side of road; should I leave it there???

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sylviatexas1

close up of leaves

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:52PM
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MKull(8 SATX)

1 guess for White Mulberry

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 6:18PM
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sylviatexas1

Yep!

googled & there it was!

White mulberry is the tree used to feed silkworms, & was brought to this country when some bright person thought silkworms could be raised here.

didn't work.

but the trees thrived!

Today, they are a fast-growing shade tree, but you don't want them if you have the native red mulberries, as the 2 can crossbreed, & the whites & crossbred trees will crowd out the natives.

Thanks, mkull!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:31PM
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