July 19

I am issuing a challenge to you all.

The boy and I were out the other day and we came upon this tree. This tree is a thorny tree. It has thorns growing right out of the trunk. I did a bit of googling to find out what kind of tree this is, but I couldn’t find it. I have ruled out the Hawthorn tree.

I do know that this tree is about 50-75 years old. It is small in diameter, but it is a good 40 feet tall.

This is the best picture that I could get of the thorns growing straight out of the trunk. These thorns in turn seem to become the branches.

It is a spindly tree.

And the leaves are kind of oak like.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find out what kind of tree this is and report back in 12 hours. This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.

Or not.

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12 thoughts on “July 19”

  1. Good Morning CC

    That is a nice tree. I would not rule out hawthorn yet. There are over 100 different varieties of Crataegus (hawthorn) and they are a common tree in the state where you live. Some of them have oak-like leaves. Crataegus has rough interesting bark, and almost all varieties have thorns.

    I can’t identify your tree with any certainty, I have hawthorn trees in the woods behind my house and I have not yet been about to determine exactly which hawthorn (Crataegus) that it is. I do know that it is a hawthorn of some type. I’ve been watching it for years and have seen it in all of its seasonal forms.

  2. Well, the first thing I thought of was locust, but the leaves are not right. Can you get a better picture of a leaf?

    So, I guess everyone survived the gall bladder surgery. 😉 How did it go? 😀

  3. I have no clue.
    Sounds like others do have some idea so I’ll let them help you. All I’m doing is taking up space here in the responces. 😀

    That is a nice looking tree though, whatever it is.

  4. I would venture to guess, a Thorny Tree! Do we win a prize? Never saw anything like it myself. Hope we find out soon. I sent Jason and Miranda your blog address so they could see the pictures you took Saturday. You may be hearing from them now and then. Your blog is so interesting.

  5. I was just being silly earlier. Since then I have done some intensive research. I have come up with a form of hawthorn tree called Black Locust.

  6. Midland Hawthorn or Crataegus Laevigata I saw a photo of the leaves of this one at wikipedia and the leaves look very similar, too bad you don’t have pictures of the blossoms for us.

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