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Hoping to find out what kind of tree this is. It is small and I thought it was pretty - it was in a neighbor's yard a few blocks down the street. Took the pic while we were driving in the car so it is a little bit blurry. Click for a bigger pic.

We have a dogwood in our yard that will cost a few hundred dollars to treat (it is sick or dying or something, I don't know exactly) and we're kind of wondering if we wouldn't rather just replace it with a hopefully smaller kind of tree (right now the dying dogwood tree is flirting with our power lines which we aren't too excited about either).

I dunno if this is a smaller kind of tree or not, but I can't find out until I can figure out what kind of tree it is @_@

This also might be another dogwood? lol XD I can't really tell.

Date: 2010-05-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryalt.livejournal.com
I believe it's an American Red-Blossom.
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Date: 2010-05-08 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandy.livejournal.com
I was about to say the same thing. Time to do some Google-fu!

Red-blossom: http://www.barnwellcountryparkfriends.org.uk/images/red_blossom_15cm.jpg

Redbud tree: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/IMAGES/Oklahoma/Eastern-Redbud-tree.jpg

They look very similar. However the size of the flowers makes me leans towards Red-Blossom.
Edited Date: 2010-05-08 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2010-05-08 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandy.livejournal.com
Redbuds are gorgeous trees. I grew up with them and every spring they bring so much life to the area in and around Tulsa. Love them!

Date: 2010-05-08 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryalt.livejournal.com
Actually I know for the sole reason that my mother planted one in the backyard of her home a couple years ago... so it's the exact same kind of tree.

I literally don't know much about trees other than maple :P

It does look nice though.

Date: 2010-05-09 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayashi.livejournal.com
Thanks everyone, your input was very helpful! :D

Date: 2010-05-10 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorethumb.livejournal.com
So did you figure it out? :O you have a decision? :>

Date: 2010-05-09 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandperl.livejournal.com
Cherry! There are many varieties.

Dogwoods have moderate-sized (1.5-2.5" across) and flat flowers w/ 4 petals on each flower. Cherry are small little clusters of flowers, and there are both normal and weeping varieties. Magnolias are larger flowers, size of a fist or bigger, each of the many petals in a flower are 2-3 inches long. All of these three can come in white and/or pink and the flowers bloom in the spring, fall off, and then the leaves come out once the flowers are gone.
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Date: 2010-05-09 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandperl.livejournal.com
Where I last lived there was a cherry tree across the street that on the left side was weeping and on the right side was not. It must have been a graft or something like that. That's how they propagate seedless fruit trees and vines, they graft branches onto the trunks of other varieties or species that *do* propagate via seeds, so it's not impossible they could do that with cherry blossoms, but it's surprising someone would bother in a low-income urban area. But then again, maybe the tree was older than the low-income nature of the neighborhood.

Date: 2010-05-09 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kendrasue.livejournal.com
redbud or crabapple. need to see flowers up close. <3

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