Does anyone know what kind of tree this is

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Does anyone know what kind of tree this is growing over the hill. It has shiny leaves.
q does anyone know what kind of tree this is, gardening, plant id
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  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jul 15, 2016
    It's not a useful tree. I would get rid of it and plant something beautiful in it's place.Dogwood, magnolia, or cherry. Good luck.

    • Sandy Harmon Sandy Harmon on Jul 16, 2016
      Dorothy...do you agree it's an Alder? When I googled it, the leaves didn't look the same.

  • Cc47009354 Cc47009354 on Jul 16, 2016
    Hang on Sandy, Help is underway I asked my 'garden group' but are you sure it is a tree? I know the leaves but think rather it is a plant as in not developing a trunk

  • Clare Clare on Jul 16, 2016
    This is a Callery Pear, the one most commonly planted is Bradford C. P. Developed by USDA I'm embarrassed to say (because that's who I worked for) as a flowering (but sterile) tree that would get as high as a telephone pole and have no pest problems. Well, it does get taller, it does produce fruit, it is invasive and interbreeds with our native common pear. Worst of all, the branches are too close together on the main trunk when mature, so that it breaks up in storms really bad. I would say don't plant it, but if you want it, don't put it near your car or house. Plant native trees instead. By the way, all trees are plants. It doesn't have a trunk yet because it's young.

  • Maya Houmann Hansen Maya Houmann Hansen on Jul 17, 2016
    It is what we call it in Denmark a STUEBIRK - a diningroombirch, and we use it indoors.