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Monday, February 3, 2014

?????

The title of this post could reflect the feelings of Denver Broncos fans. The team took a whuppin' in yesterday's Super Bowl. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks.  They were definitely the better team.

But here's the real reason for those question marks.  We have a couple of trees in our backyard that we can't identify.





With the help of these three pictures I'm hoping someone can tell me what they are.

10 comments:

  1. I've seen trees like those, but the name slips my mind.

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    1. I've had two responses that suggest the magnolia family but SWMBO says she thought those were more tropical.

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    2. Magnolia family sounds close.

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  2. Check for something in the photinia family. The leaf cluster looks similar, but the trunk doesn't.

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  3. Trees and plants aren't my thing, but it's refreshing to see trees that are green and not covered in snow.

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  4. Popular opinion and that of the Google show it is of the magnolia family. Wikipedia says there are hundreds of varieties, from the huge, large-leafed trees of the south to the more modest genus in my yard. At least I hope this isn't one of the larger varieties as it would knock over not only a cement block wall very near to it but also my and my neighbor's houses.

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  5. Clip a small branch and take it to a nursery.

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  6. I'm almost certain these are camellias - the same genus as the shrub that produces the leaves that are dried for tea. The fine serrations on the leaf edges give it away.

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