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Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
 

What is this tree called??


 
 
Does anyone know the name of this tree??


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6/5/2008 8:08:10 AM

 
doug Nelson   That is dogwood, formerly very common in Virginia and the Carolinas. It blooms like this in mid April. It is being threatened by a fungal disease. Enjoy it while we have it.


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6/5/2008 8:23:24 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Thank you, Doug!!!


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6/5/2008 8:26:49 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Definitely dogwood. It also comes in pink.


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6/5/2008 9:12:35 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Thanks, Carolyn! I found out it's a Japanese Dogwood; a Cornus Kousa.

Thanks, Kenner! ;-)


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6/5/2008 10:33:24 AM

 
W.   
Will the fungal disease go extinct for lack of a breeding ground when it has made the dogwood gone extinct?
In that case I'd say let it happen, wait a few years, then repopulate from the seed banks.


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6/5/2008 10:37:15 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  And...for the local botanists (or anyone else who may be interested)
yet another dogwood.

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;>)Mark.


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6/5/2008 9:57:07 PM

 
Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  I was going to say Dogwood but I couldn't see the photo. It was going to be a lucky guess.


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6/5/2008 11:05:20 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Very cute, Mark!


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6/6/2008 1:40:30 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
 
 
  Dogwood
Dogwood

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The identifying flowering branches of the dogwood tree are easily recognized.
Here in the East, their vibrant blooms follow shortly behind the cherry blossoms and signify the official confirmation of spring.

Absent the flowers, the dogwood appears as any other tree in the forest.
(...but you can still identify it by its bark.)


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6/9/2008 4:54:23 PM

 
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