deciduous tree with cones

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  1. marro

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    I recently found a decidous tree with tiny cones. The tree is not a gingko or Tamarack, it has oval leaves and tiny cones, less than an inch long. the cones are thinner then the cones on the tamarack. It was growing on the banks of a pond in a park in Milwaukee, wi. Can anyone identify it.

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    marro
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sounds like an alder Alnus. Technically, the "cones" are woody catkins, not cones in the sense that conifers have. But they do look very like cones.
     
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    thanks, I did find a swamp alder that looks just like it.
    Sure do look like cones.
     

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