Tree Identification Guidance
Date: Summer 2009
While vacationing in Indiana recently, I came across what
appeared to be a deciduous tree with small (2cm) brown, open cones
and small green, closed cones. The leaves are blade shaped and
ovoid. Some leaves have an indentation at the tip. Leaves have one
midrib and several alternating secondary veins. I guessed it was
some kind of gymnosperm but after googling my search, gymnosperms in
this area only have needle-shaped leaves. Can you please help me
identify this tree?
Possibly an alder (Alnus)?
for more information on trees:
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012