View Single Post
Old 05-16-2016, 04:35 PM   #6
DSettahr's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,535
Originally Posted by Neil View Post
If you google Fraxinus and Acer sacharum and look at the bark you'll see they can be fairly similar. I thought #3 was Fraxinus too but now I'm not so sure. There is only one Tsuga in the lot AFAIK.

I thought #1 was most likely an Acer rubrum (Red Maple). I had some help from leaves on the ground. :-)

There are two Hemlocks.
Only one Tsuga but two hemlocks?

I don't think any of those are maples. Sugar maple can become furrowed with age but it is never that regular. And sugar maple would be unusual to find at a higher elevation on a mountain. Red maple never gets that deeply furrowed.

White ash leaves tend to decompose quickly and aren't visible by spring.

Did you happen to take any photos of the branches? With a clear photo, it would be pretty clear from a glance whether they were ashes or maples.

Last edited by DSettahr; 05-16-2016 at 05:00 PM..
DSettahr is offline   Reply With Quote