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What are these?

Postby Jmbreslin » Sep 01, 2013 12:15 pm

Can anyone identify these plants growing in my backyard? I'm in the Toronto area, if that is relevant.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Countryboy » Sep 01, 2013 4:56 pm

I can't say for sure, Johnathan. But I will bump u back up to the first page, anyway. Ahead of all the spam! ;) lol
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Re: What are these?

Postby Jmbreslin » Sep 01, 2013 11:14 pm

Any thoughts? I can't tell if they are weeds or trees.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Laura » Sep 02, 2013 2:44 pm

Judging from the stem I would say trees.The second looks like a maple.Don't know about the first picture.

If they are trees and you don't have a lot of room in these spaces now would be a good time to dig them out.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Jmbreslin » Sep 03, 2013 2:55 pm

I think they look like trees too, especially the first one. But they're growing in the strangest place: in the middle of my backyard, under a wooden play set. And they've sprouted from nothing in just the past few months. I'm going to have to see if I can dig them out and transplant them somewhere.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Countryboy » Sep 03, 2013 7:09 pm

There are a lot of fast growing trees native to all areas. Take a look around yr yard at the mature trees... do u see any identical leaves? It may be that they're a scion of one of them... 'wild'... but sprouting in yr yard.
And away from any lawn mowers.
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Re: What are these?

Postby CG admin » Sep 04, 2013 10:00 am

The top looks like it could be a mulberry...
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Re: What are these?

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Oct 05, 2013 10:32 pm

I think they are both Maples with the bottom one being a Silver Maple
which has a leaf shape that was the source of the Maple Leaf on the Canadian Flag. I have one in my back yard & can tell you that this tree should not be close to your house.....it grows to 60 ft. high....somewhat taller than the garden variety Maple.

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Re: What are these?

Postby Ian66 » Nov 04, 2013 12:16 pm

First tree is definitely a mulberry....
Second tree is probably either a hard (sugar) maple or Norway maple.....
One way to distinguish‎ a norway from other maples is that norway maples have a milky sap when the petiole (stalk of the leaf) is broken.....
Given the fact that Norway maples are considered `weed`trees because they self seed so readily, brings me to the conclusion that the maple is a norway......

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Re: What are these?

Postby StephenW-G » Dec 12, 2013 12:05 am

Yes, I agree. The first tree is a mulberry (notoriously fast-growing when young), and the second image is a Norway maple--weed tree extraordinaire! Neither are particularly desirable for home gardens, and Norway maples are crowding out native maples in our forests and city ravines (two U.S. states have already forbidden their sale, and I wish Canada would follow suit). 86 them both!
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