mystery tree with beautiful fall foilage in NC

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  1. azhuetter

    azhuetter Member

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    This tree is in my parking lot at work and is absolutely stunning - anybody have any idea what kind of tree it is?

    I have attached pictures of the tree, bark, leaves from the front and back - hopefully somebody will know what this is...

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Not sure about the scaly bark but Pistacia chinensis produces similar leaves.
     
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    Could it be a Raywood Ash. Again, the bark doesn't look quite right
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The leaves are alternate, so not an ash. Agree probably Pistacia chinensis.
     
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    Thanks Everybody!
     

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