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    [align=left]I live just North of Dallas in Plano, TX. I'm looking to transplant some trees to pots instead of mowing them down. Can anyone identify these so I know if they are worthy to keep? [/align]

    http://picasaweb.google.com/xswalden1/Trees#


    I received the answer from Chris (saltcedar) on a different forum.

    China berry
    Hack berry
    Mulberry
    Grape
    Elm
    White Mulberry

    I'd only allow the Elm to grow if it's Cedar Elm. (doubtful)
    the rest are trash trees or too weedy/messy.

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    Hi Xswalden,

    Thanks for editing your post to let us know what you learned.* I know of Saltcedar and he's good at id.* Hope you gave him a bit 'thanks'.* :)* I agree they are all trash trees, with the possible exception of the elm.

    To id your elm you might want to post a picture of it at the UBC Botanical Gardens forum where several botanists hang out.* They are quite good at that type of id.* Here's their main forums page and the second link is where you should post it.* Do add your location in your profile so they won't have to ask and let them know where the tree grows.
    http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/fo...ffb27b3a8f929&
    http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/fo...0674f8285&f=38

    I'd love to know what you find out.
    Newt

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    [align=left]Newt thanks for the links to UBC.* I'll post a picture there and keep looking for other trees to pot in the mean time,*espeically now that I have an idea of what not to keep. [/align]
    [align=left]Thanks,
    Shane [/align]

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    Shane, I think you can eliminate:
    Ulmus minor aka smooth-leaved or English elm.
    http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/soorten/G...eaved_elm.html

    Ulmus procera aka English elm
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...eet.cfm?ID=922
    and

    Ulmus glabra aka Scots elm
    http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/soorten/R...Scots_elm.html

    Maybe look at these for more info on google.
    Ulmus hollindica aka Dutch elm
    http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/soorten/H...Dutch_Elm.html

    Ulmus americana aka American elm
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattr...fm?ItemID=E51b
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...heet.cfm?ID=41

    Ulmus crassifolia aka cedar elm.
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...eet.cfm?ID=912

    Ulmus parviflolia aka Chinese elm
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...heet.cfm?ID=90
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattr...fm?ItemID=E51c

    Ulmus thomasii aka cork elm aka rock elm
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...eet.cfm?ID=135
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattr...fm?ItemID=E50f

    Ulmus pumila aka Siberian elm
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...eet.cfm?ID=134
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattr...fm?ItemID=E51d

    Ulmus rubra aka slippery elm
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...heet.cfm?ID=42
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattr...fm?ItemID=E51a

    Ulmus alata aka winged elm.
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrolo...eet.cfm?ID=181
    Scroll down here for Ulmus alata aka winged elm.* It's #29.* It's also another to keep for some tree id.
    http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-m...rees/index.htm



    You might find these sites helpful to id other trees.
    http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/keys/trees/keyhelp.htm
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/whattree/
    http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/factsheets.cfm

    Here's a good site for id of oaks.* It's from Iowa, but could still be helpful.
    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/RG701.pdf

    Newt

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    [align=left]Newt thanks for the information. [/align]
    [align=left]I purchased two*Fan-Tex Ash trees (Rio Grande) on clearance for $10 each.* I planted one when I moved in to the my current home 2 years ago so it will be nice to have three of the same trees on one side of the house.* [/align]
    [align=left]I still want to plant*the*Elm, if it is a good type, in the front of the house.* I currently have a large Maple tree on one side but it is getting old and*I need to get something in the ground. [/align]
    [align=left]Thanks,
    Shane [/align]

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    Shane, you are so very welcome!* Here's some info on your trees.* This first site has some interesting info including these "NOTES":
    http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardeni...a_Fan-tex.html

    Fan-tex is always grafted onto Fraxinus velutina root stock

    susceptible to Texas root rot
    This site from Florida doesn't have pretty pics but can be a great source of valuable info on many trees.* At the second link you can search by scientific or common name.
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/FRAVELA.pdf
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/index.htm

    You might find having this info on how to plant, water and mulch your trees, being careful to make sure the rootflare isn't buried.* The first one is a video.
    http://www.arborday.org/trees/video/howtoplant.cfm
    http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/pla...ees/f1147w.htm
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/rootg...pingflare.html
    http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.aspx
    http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/water/az1298/
    http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/irrigation.html

    Newt


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