Tree ID Help

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Tree ID Help

Postby mobz » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:37 pm

Can anyone identity the tree on the left? The location of the image is Osaka, Japan if that is of any help. My first guess was a Ginkgo, but I think the leaves of a Ginkgo are shaped quite distinctively, unlike those leaves in the image.

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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby abwal » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:18 pm

It looks much like camphor laurel in that photo. It certainly is not ginko biloba.
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby greg.l » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:26 pm

Hard to say but it looks like an elm tree.
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby Waterlilly » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:47 am

my vote is camphor laurel....nuisance tree in our bushland and rain forests....wonderful shade tree and for climbing, hence planted in many school yards in Qld and NSW...think it might be declared a weed in many areas.....bears clusters of very tiny whitish flowers followed by small black berries....
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby Handed » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:46 am

It's definitely not a Ginkgo, I thought elm.
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby Keo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:29 pm

Another vote for camphor laurel. Crush some leaves up and smell them.
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby Pam » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:27 am

I'm also happy to go with Camphor Laurel. It is native to southern Japan, along with Taiwan and parts of China.
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Re: Tree ID Help

Postby midgin » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:27 am

Camphor Laurel...the green cancer.....babies pop up everywhere. This link makes for a good read.... ... hor-laurel
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