British Columbia: What tree with such good autumn colour?

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  1. robray

    robray New Member

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    Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    The colour is incredible right now....

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  2. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Well-Known Member

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    Presuming it’s a recent street tree in City of Vanc ... is it on your official list fr the permit department ? (Persian walnut posting in this forum)
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Fraxinus americana. Gets much bigger than this - when not spoiled by emerald ash borer.
     
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    Georgia Strait Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that it’s apparently naturalized in Hawaii (wiki)

    Yes it is on the official Vancouver City List.
     
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    Keke Active Member 10 Years

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    Be aware that Fraxinus is relatively late to leaf out and often is the first to colour and lose leaves in its species forms.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks to me like it's had its top cut off a few (3-4?) years ago - flat top with strong erect branches suddenly slimming down to thin twigs (with the actual cut ends hidden by leaves). Bad arboricultural practice, but all too common, sadly.
     
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