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What is this tree? [pics]

Ok so this tree has seed features of lime but it has curly branches. So i am stuck here.

The pictures have good definition and high resolution so you can zoom in.

Tree as a whole: http://imgur.com/a/yEe61
Leaf: http://imgur.com/a/Vhnbh
More on the curliness feature of the tree: http://imgur.com/a/tDUAt
Trunk: http://imgur.com/a/hIziU
Shoots: http://imgur.com/a/OtaAy
Actual seeds: http://imgur.com/a/BIiCi
Seed structure (missing the actual seed): http://imgur.com/a/ofEjp

The tree also appears to have little tree off-shoots at its base (suckering).

Thanks for your time.

Richmond, TX

Where is this tree growing?

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

The leaf and the bract seed structure are entirely typical of Tilia, perhaps T. cordata, but others are similar.

The silhouette does not look so much like Tilia. Mine is young, (only about 10 years) and has straighter branches with more upright habit. I do not think they spread like your picture, even with maturity.
The bark seems more deeply fissured than Tilia, but might be from a very mature tree.

I wonder if the leaf and bract came from another tree? Could there be a Tilia nearby that shed leaves etc. under the other tree? The leaves and bracts can blow a fair distance.
The silhouette looks more like an oak.

There are several different species of Tilia native to Europe and North America. Knowing where this tree is could help with ID.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

I'm with Diana_K. The seed structure and leaf look like Tilia but the trunk looks so much like Robinia or Gleditsia. The stem more like Gleditsia.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Assuming all the parts are from the same tree, this is clearly a Tilia sp. That bark is typical of mature Tilia sp. here. The buds and bracts are certainly Tilia sp.

There are many species of Lindens/Limes/Basswoods grown around the world, and selections are numerous. Few are described with pendant or weeping characteristics - except one in particular.

Take a look at Tilia petiolaris (syn. Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'). This selection of Silver Linden - or separate species if you are a taxonomic splitter - seems to be a match.

Noted individuals of this plant are known at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA; University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL; Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA; and the Wisley Garden in the UK.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/82890

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=325

http://www.finegardening.com/weeping-silver-linden-pendant-silver-linden-tilia-petiolaris

There are lots of pictures on Google Images.

Rotorua, New Zealand

It'll be a lot easier if you wait til Spring /Summer to identify this .... ;)

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