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We've got a maple tree in our front yard, part of a sort of hedge that has grown from windblown and bird-dropped seeds.  It's a bit odd, and I'm not having any luck identifying the variety.  The leaves are opposite, moderately indented, longer than they are wide, and relatively small compared with other maple leaves I've seen: about 7 cm long (a bit less than 3").  The seeds have pink wings and in almost all cases appear in groups of 3, instead of the pairs that are usual for most maples.

maple

Can anyone please tell me what kind of maple we've got?

Thanks!
 
bunsen_h: (Popperi)
I'm not particularly surprised that Google has a couple of hits for "listeria bush".  What's a bit disconcerting is that they seem to be unintentional.
 

Tree 2

Jul. 18th, 2011 08:01 pm
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I went with the tree people recommended by my mother (in part since the other company I left a message with didn't call me back).  The fallen section of the tree has been taken down, and there doesn't appear to be any damage to my roof.  I'll be more sure of that once all the sawdust has blown or washed away from the shingles and I'm able to go up and get a better look.

At this point, all of the material is spread out on my lawn.  They're supposed to come back and remove the branches and leaves, and take down the rest of the tree, in a few days — there's more urgent work for them to take care of in the next few days.  They're supposed to leave all the wood and thicker branches for me, cut into 16" lengths for firewood.

So far, so good.  I'll post more information and my recommendations about the company after they finish the job.
 
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This morning, I noticed a couple of white flakes drifting downwards past the window.

After a few disturbed moments, I realized that they were petals from the changeling cherry tree, out of sight near that window.  Not snow.

I'm so glad that spring is here.

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