tree - alt compound leaves Eastern Massachusetts

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  1. Susan G

    Susan G Active Member

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    All I can think of is honey-locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), but these leaflets are much larger and I don't recall seeing any doubly compound leaves. Is there something else it could be?
     

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    Tyrlych Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Juglandaceae, perhaps Pterocarya.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Why not just local native Juglans nigra?
     
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    That sounds right. I was thinking Juglans nigra had a terminal leaflet, but I see now it's not always present. Thanks!
     
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    Tyrlych Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Michael,
    You might be right with Juglas nigra, of course. I suggested Pterocarya for two reasons - leaves and fruits, -- we see no fruits.
    Susan G was taking several photos of different parts of the tree for help in identification and walnut fruits remained unnoticed to her, both on the branches and on the ground. I thought this is unlikely.
    While Pterocaya fruits are mainly on the ground this time, they are much smaller and much easier to overlook.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could be a poor crop year with no walnuts, or squirrels might have taken them all already ;-)
     

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