What kinds of trees are these?

I'm in Indiana, and some pictures of the trees in question are at this URL: http://www.chris-hodge.com/tree.html

If you could help me out with this one, that'd be awesome. Thanks in advance.

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    picture 'A' ===This is California Sycamore, also called Western Sycamore or Aliso, is a Plane tree, with the botanic name of Platanus racemosa. It has palmately lobed leaves and ball-like, hairy fruit clusters, and bark that flakes off in large patches. It is informally also called "buttonball" or "buttonwood".

    In keeping with its size, the California sycamore has quite large leaves.( check with the picture below )

    The trunk of a Sycamore is usually divided into several large, secondary trunks.

    Its bark is speckled white and brown, with darker bark of older trees peeling away from the lighter-colored and younger bark.

    Typically, the Sycamore grows on bottomlands, floodplains, and on the banks of streams.

    Its tough and course-grained wood is difficult to split and work. It has various uses, including acting as meat preparation block for butchers.

    A few birds feed on its fruit, and several mammals eat its twigs and bark.


    Picture 'B' ==This is American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), also known as Redgum, is a deciduous tree in the genus Liquidambar native to warm temperate areas of eastern North America.

    It is a medium-sized to large tree, growing to 20-35 m (exceptionally 41 m) tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter.

    The leaves are palmately lobed, 7-19 cm (rarely to 25 cm) long and broad and with a 6-10 cm petiole, looking somewhat similar to those of some maples.

    They have five sharply-pointed lobes, but are easily distinguished from maples in being arranged alternately, not in opposite pairs.

    They are a rich dark green and glossy, and in most cases turn brilliant orange, red and purple colors in the autumn.



    Picture 'C' === It is Silver Maple with scientific name Acer saccharinum (Silver maple): Leaves are 3 to 6 inches long, opposite, simple, and palmately 5-lobed. Margins are irregularly double-toothed.

    The leaf surfaces are glabrous( no hair ), light green above and white to silvery below, giving it the common name "silver maple."

    Fall coloring is green to yellow-brown, and is not striking.


    Source(s): Botanist with the help from google and wikipedia
  • JAN
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The second and third trees are what appear to be two different types of maple trees. I am not getting a clear picture of the first type of tree, only one leaf seems to be showing fully and that is in question. The second leaf looks like a Japaneses type Maple leaf. The third Maple tree I would guess to be a Silver Maple because of the deep cuts in the palmate form of the leaves and the long leaf stems. I do not believe it to be a Sycamore Maple since there does not seem to be enough of the very dramatic serration in the palmate pattern, I would expect to find with the Sycamore.

    I think the first tree is an Aspen. I was going to say Linden but the teeth on the edge of the leaf are spread farther apart on the Aspen, as they seem to be in your picture.

    Source(s): Landscape designer
  • 1 decade ago

    I think one is a sycamore and it is Definately not Aspen (my favorite tree)

    Two is obviously some kind of Maple. I think it's too cold there for LiquidAamber I'm from Indiana Hi!

    three looks like a sycamore also...I don't know

  • pedro
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A. London Plane, Sycamore.

    B. Liquidamber.

    C. Maple, maybe silver maple.

    From the answers below, I may have identified them right, and first, I think.

    But two thumbs down? When you asked 'what kinds of trees' I thought you meant names, so you could go buy them at a nursery.

    Maybe you mean Deciduous, or urban forest/street trees, or useless for lumber. Sorry if we can't figure it out.

    Source(s): visual identification
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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Looks like a crepe myrtle to me; we use them a lot here in Florida. Generally has hot pink, light pink, or white blossoms with peeling bark and blooms late summer to fall. Do a Google image search for them and see if you agree.

  • 1 decade ago

    When I have found myself in this situation it is always good to see if your state has a department of conservation website that lists and shows all native and non-native wildlife or if they publish a guidebook. You can always just google Indiana trees and see what guide sites might be available.

  • 1 decade ago

    a.sycamore b.sweetgum c. silver maple

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