Asked on Aug 12, 2013

Can You Help Me ID This Arkansas Tree? Scientific Name Would Be Great!

Carolyn rogersLaDonna SIrish Birdie


10 answers
  • Terry
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Looks like a flowering locust or some type of elm. The leaf clusters look more like elm, but they don't have typical elm ridges.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 13, 2013

    This would be a lot easier if you had it in bloom! (But I don't think that is a locust leaf.)

  • Drought Smart Plants
    on Aug 13, 2013

    It's probably some species of Fraxinus, which is Ash. Sorry, not up on anything more helpful as in species or variety, there are just so many. Although, now that I look at it again, that almost looks like Sambucus flower stalks with a berry on it, which is Elderberry. Hm. Sorry.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Do you remember what color the flower was?

    • Mary
      on Aug 14, 2013

      @360 Sod (Donna Dixson) No, sure don't. Thanx though.

  • Catherine Smith
    on Aug 14, 2013

    Contact your local extension office. The agent should be able to identify the tree for you. You may need to take in some pictures and some leaf samples, but they have great resources and experts on tap.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Aug 14, 2013

    I do believe it is a Black Elderberry Tree (Sambucus nigra)

  • Terra Gazelle
    on Jan 31, 2014

    It does look like an elderberry..wonderful for your immune system.Its been called the Medicine tTee of the common people.Its an antioxidant protection and helps with cellular health.

  • Irish Birdie
    on Apr 23, 2014

    I've only seen elderberry bushes, but first thought was that someone pruned a hugely overgrown bush! I'd love an elderberry tree in my yard---but berries too high!

  • LaDonna S
    on May 7, 2014


  • Carolyn rogers
    on May 7, 2014

    Elderberry Jelly.....yummmm

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