Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mystery Tree

I can't figure out what this tree is.   The branches look like an old TV antenna.   The bark is rough at the bottom. 

Alternate branching, alternate flowers.  

Maples have opposite branching, so it's not a maple, even though those flowers look like it might be.

It's blooming now.  There's nothing else blooming except the early maples right now.

I've seen two of these trees along the road, both small - maybe 6-8 inches diameter.

The structure of the branches and the flowers are very striking.  If you know what this is, shout it out.  I really want to know.


  1. B says it's definitely an elm...probably Slippery Elm.

    1. I can always count on you guys! Thanks for the answer!


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