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Tree Identification

Posted by plantdork05 z6 MA (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 12, 06 at 0:25

I found this tree while walking alongside a river in Southeastern, MA. All I have to ID this tree is the bark (the nearest branch was some 20ft up). Is this crackling of the bark indicative of a certain genus or species?
I have a picture located at:

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RE: Tree Identification

Sorry, the link posted above is apparently not working. For a view of the tree bark in question, try:

RE: Tree Identification

It looks to me like a Beech or White Maple with a bark disease. Hard to tell without seeing a leaf or the branch structure.

RE: Tree Identification

I don't think it is a beech, the bark is much smoother on a beech. However, I don't know what it is either.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to your picture

RE: Tree Identification

Red maple bark looks somewhat like beech in it's smooth stage, then it develops scales a little like the ones in your picture. I can't say with much certaintly but I think it might possibly be a red maple.

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