Anyone know the name of this tree please :)

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Any help with the name of this unknown tree in my yard would be appreciated and thanks! It is very scratchy like sand paper, the leaves that is are very scratchy, has a thick bottom stem, and sprawling branches. I don't have any others like it but this one and want to know if I should get rid of it. Thanks

This message was edited Jan 21, 2013 4:35 PM

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Seattle, WA

My limited knowledge on tree suggests that it looks like a young volunteer Alnus, common alder.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Malus?

Municipality of Murr, PA

Hackberry? (Celtis)

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Hi, thanks all, it is definitely not a hackberry. The leaves are very very scratchy like sandpaper on both sides front and back. The bark is brown average looking. I have hacked it awhile back, so I really don't know what shape the tree is originally. Thanks anyway and if anyone can tell me a reference guide to look up, please help me out and have a great day!
Ruby

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

A species of Elaeagnus. Maybe Elaeagnus ebbingei?

Resin

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