View Full Version : First one of the year - tree ID please

Todd Burch
01-09-2014, 8:02 AM
Who can tell me what this tree is by the flowers? I'm thinking either flowering pear or dogwood. I took this picture a few years ago while in Albuquerque in a McDonald's parking lot. It was the most beautiful flowering tree I had ever seen.

Jerome Stanek
01-09-2014, 9:29 AM
Could you show a full view of the tree.

John Shuk
01-09-2014, 9:31 AM
Doesn't look like Dogowod from the photos.

Steve Rozmiarek
01-09-2014, 9:53 AM
Looks like crabapple to me. They are pretty.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTg8Op900c7d920nJlnAgDbTtLBGSnU 6WiatBuI_ms2DWpiDCRLQ

Todd Burch
01-09-2014, 9:55 AM
I have no other pictures.

Mark Bolton
01-09-2014, 9:58 AM
Im with Steve.. I think its some type of apple. Around here the dogwoods have a creamy yellow flower, larger, less dense.

Todd Burch
01-09-2014, 9:59 AM
I think it's a pear tree. I googled crabapple blossom (they are pink/red), dogwood tree blossom (they are 4 lobed) and pear tree blossom, and that matched the flower exactly.

Brian Tymchak
01-09-2014, 10:17 AM
.. I googled crabapple blossom (they are pink/red),

not necessarily, I have a white flowering crab in my back yard.

Steve Rozmiarek
01-09-2014, 11:13 AM
not necessarily, I have a white flowering crab in my back yard.

ditto, can be many different shades. The pears I've been around have a lot less blooms per branch than a crabapple, and the bark was a lighter color. The blooms looked similar to the crab and regular apple blooms though, so could be.

Ted Calver
01-09-2014, 11:19 AM
The upright branching is more suggestive of one of the pears.

Wes Mitchell
01-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Looks very similar to the pear trees we had at the orchard I worked at. They try very hard to grow straight up.

Conrad Fiore
01-10-2014, 7:30 AM
My guess is Bradford Pear. Very popular in commercial landscaping, but it has it's drawbacks. http://www.chapelvalley.com/blog-news/view/40-the-danger-of-bradford-pears

Erik Loza
01-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Definitely not a Dogwood.

Some type of Plum Tree was my gut reaction.

Erik Loza
Minimax USA

Mark Patoka
01-10-2014, 11:15 AM
That branching looks just like my neighbor's Bradford pears and a google search of the blossoms looks the same. Did the blossoms "stink"? I hate the smell of Bradford pears when they are in bloom. We have a dogwood and those are not dogwood blossoms or branch structure.