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Tree identification

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by wccmog10, Jul 16, 2019.

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  1. wccmog10

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    The other day I noticed this tree in the yard, and I thought it looked like it might be some type of mulberry (the leaves look very similar to a mulberry that I purchased a few years ago). While I have multiple degrees in biology- botany is not something that I ever took or know much about. So I want to poll the audience- what do you guys think it is?

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    It’s sort of off in a corner of the yard getting very crowded out. If it’s what I’m hoping, I can clean up around it and give it a chance to grow better.

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    Looks like one to me...lets ask @Yvonne G
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    Looks like mulberry to me too. I have a couple mulberry trees on my property and each tree has different shaped leaves on it. I mean to say, one tree has many different shaped leaves. So it's hard to pinpoint a species by looking at a leaf. When you pick the leaf off does it bleed white?
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    Yes. It’s bleeds a watery white. You can see a little bit on the end of the stem where I broke the leaf off, and some on the leave where the stem touched.

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    Then it's a mulberry!
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    Well. This is a great discovery :). Thank you for your identification skills.
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