Another Tree ID needed

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by molochai_2580, May 3, 2007.

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    Hi I'm new to the forum and have a tree in my backyard that I have no idea what it is. I've included some pics. It flowers in the spring and has red berries in the fall. I wouldn't be that worried about it, except my dog has decided to start munching on the berries on the lower branches. Thnaks in advance for your help.
     

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    Is it some sort of cherry? Prunus....
     
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    In the 4th pic are two of the berries left on it from last fall. I opened them up and it seemed that the inside was like an apple with little seeds, instead of a pit. Of course these were completely dried up so it's kinda hard to tell for sure what the inside of a ripe berry looks like.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Crabapple -Malus
     
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    I thought crabapples got bigger.

    The berries are only 1/3 of an inch diameter, circumference of 1 1/4 of an inch. Sorry should have said that earlier.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yes, some are small. Some on the tree may have been a little larger, the birds like them fermented here. Fly around with one wing up in the air, going in circles.
     
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    It's not going to hurt the dogs if they eat some of the crabapples is it? I have one dog who loves to eat the berries off the lower limbs. I've managed to catch her at it and tell her no, and I have hubby out there trimming it up today, but I'm sure she'll scrounge some up that have fallen off.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Wouldn't think so, dried apples.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Perfectly safe for dogs to eat. People can, too, though they're a bit sharp for average human tastes. Crabapples can be made into a delicious jelly, though.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Flavor varies with kind also, as does size. Some are mild, approach the size of orchard apples - in fact the rather arbitrary cutoff between crabapples and orchard apples is how big the fruits are.
     

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