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ushapebranch
Palo Alto, CA

March 2, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9436910

Saw several varieties of this lovely tree in Palo Alto, California. Please let me know if you can ID. Thank you!

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ushapebranch
Palo Alto, CA

March 2, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9436912

Here's another picture. Thanks again!

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 2, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9437029

Really hard to see. Cedrus? Need foliage image.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

March 3, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9437532

I would wager that what you have seen is "Monterey Cypress" - Cupressus macrocarpa. If you had a better close-up
of the foliage, we could say with more certainty.
ushapebranch
Palo Alto, CA

March 3, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9437536

Thank you for your help. I will get some better pictures. After doing some additional research, it looks like it is in the cedar family. Truth be told, it looks exactly like this tree, which the artist labels an incense cedar. But when I look-up the incense cedar, it does not really look like that??

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2013
12:58 PM

Post #9437609

This is a link to the Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

http://www.giant-sequoia.com/about-sequoia-trees/about-incense-cedar-trees/

Cupressus macrocarpa

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/img_query?rel-taxon=begins with&where-taxon=Cupressus macrocarpa

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9437810

ushapebranch wrote:Thank you for your help. I will get some better pictures. After doing some additional research, it looks like it is in the cedar family. Truth be told, it looks exactly like this tree, which the artist labels an incense cedar. But when I look-up the incense cedar, it does not really look like that??


The bark looks OK for a cedar; my best guess is a Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara. It doesn't fit incense-cedar (which is not a cedar), that has more orangey, stringy-textured bark.

Resin

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