umbrella tree? Info

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  1. RickeyS

    RickeyS Member

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    I was told that the 2 trees in my front yard were umbrella trees They are so pretty We love them so big. I will have pics later but I wanted to ask????

    When is the best time to trim the tree ??

    Is there a time to do it or a way to do it? I heard that painting the spot after triming it would help??? Does anybody have some info they can share with me????
     
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    Chooch Active Member 10 Years

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    Is it either Magnolia fraseri or M. tripetala ??
     
  3. KarinL

    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I'm thinking you mean umbrella pines, which are a needled evergreen tree, not a magnolia, which is a spring-flowering deciduous tree. A picture or a further description would certainly help if there is some doubt about identity.

    What do you want to achieve by trimming? Trees don't automatically need to be trimmed unless they are in your way somehow.
     
  4. RickeyS

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    here are the pics I took this evening ?? This tree also drops ALOT OF ACORNS I THINK the squrrels like them I beleave. What do yall think?? I was told by the man that built this house that they were Umbrella trees there are 2 of them in my fron yard, they are so pretty best in town !!



    But some parts of this tree is getting so big and long that its starting to reach over my house soooo ???? I need to do something but did not know if there was a a time to do this are what also somebody said use paint to keep from bleeding???? I also don't want to kill or put this tree in to stress, from being to heavy on the ends. tomarrow I can give ya better pics. thanks for all the help
     

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    I was thinking you meant Umbrella Willow tree, but your tree's leaves don't look like it is a willow.

    But the way the trunk is growing it looks like an umbrella willow. So my advice wouln't mean anything.
    Right now a tree service is trimming trees in the neighborhood that are growing close to electrical wires.
    I don't know what time of year for texas. I guess when the temps get cooler.
     
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    Chooch Active Member 10 Years

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    Please take a picture of the acorns while you are at it . Would you have any old leaves lying around for some other ID pics ?
     
  7. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Somebody is calling them "umbrella trees" because of the shape they have, looks like they are oak trees - acorns would definitely be a hint that is the case. Only oak trees produce acorns.

    Regarding the pruning what effect are you trying to get? There shouldn't be much pruning of these at this point. One look like it has some small, crossing branches that could be cut out.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe Quercus virginiana (Southern Live Oak) or Q. fusiformis (Texas Live Oak).
     
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    I will take some pics of the leafs old and new also I said Acorn but I was not sure :) I will have them up real soon . thanks for all the help I have been out of town.
     
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    Don't know if you ever got your answer, but I'm new here. However in Virginia where we are we call "Chinaball Trees", Unbrella trees. because they form an almost perect unbrella shaped canopy that really protects from the light non thunderstrom rains. the trunks divide at the base very much like your pics.???????? We do trim them to reduce the yard shade, but maintain the canopy balance and new growth fills in to keep the "unbrella" shape.
     

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