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Q.Please Can You Help Us Identify A Tree In Our Backyard

Zone Lake County, CA 95467 | Anonymous added on October 29, 2021 | Answered

We moved to a new home with an existing tree we cannot identify. The tree is 49 feet tall and might be around 30 years old. Leaves are very similar to poplar but the margin is smooth. Wood seems softer and quite fast growing – we think it is not hardwood. Leaves: broadleaved, simple, without thorns or spines, leaves alternate. The tree is deciduous and has no fruit or legumes. The leaves turn beautiful red in the fall when they start falling off. Thank you very much in advance, Ivona

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Answered on November 17, 2021

This one will be hard to place, unfortunately. I am leaning towards the tree being a part of the genus, Ficus.

You can take samples and photos to your local extension service, and they may be able to help:


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