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    Default Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    I'm trying to figure out what kind of trees I have, but I have a lot of trouble loading photos to this site. I always get error messages, so I'm posting a photo here. Thanks!
    http://happyhourtopbar.blogspot.com/...o-id-tree.html
    Last edited by fruitveggirl; 08-13-2013 at 01:21 PM.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    My eyes must be getting old! I can't see the photo.

    Photobucket.com is an easy alternative to figuring out the intricacies of the forum photo feature ...
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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Ghost tree?

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Argh! LOL! Apparently, I have trouble with links, too.

    I added the link above, but here it is one more time.
    http://happyhourtopbar.blogspot.com/...o-id-tree.html

    Cheers!
    Last edited by fruitveggirl; 08-13-2013 at 01:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    I can't post here if I'm using Firefox but if I switch to Explorers it works

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by fruitveggirl View Post
    Argh! LOL! Apparently, I have trouble with links, too.

    I added the link above, but here it is one more time. http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blo...1;src=postname

    Cheers!
    Your current account does not have access to view this page.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    It's a black cherry. The seeds are poisonous, but the pulp is not. I've made an infusion jelly from it.. It sucked (think cough syrup flavor).

    But it'd make a good syrup to mix with Vodka.

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/c...on/Prunuse.htm

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    In the future, you can of course provide a link to your blog, as you did above. But if you want to place the photo in the post, here's how:




    • Go to the photo in your blog
    • Put your mouse over the photo
    • Right click, then choose "Copy Image URL"
    • Open or move to your Beesource new message window
    • Left click mouse where you want photo to appear in Beesource message
    • Click "Insert Image" from Beesource message toolbar (3rd icon from right)
    • Click the tab that says "From URL"
    • Paste in the URL box by right clicking in the box, then choose Paste
    • Un-click the checkbox in that same window
    • Click OK


    The process above does not copy the photo. It merely links the image already in your blog post to your Beesource post.

    For those that already know how to do photo linking per above, note it is possible to alternatively use BBCode tags and eliminate of many of the steps above. I don't recommend exploring BBCode until you get to the point of moving beyond simple photo linking. You can learn more about BBCode at Beesource by following the BBCode link at the very bottom of every thread page.
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 08-13-2013 at 08:52 PM.
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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Chokecherry.
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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    @radarsidetrack -- thanks for the tip!

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Thanks for the feedback. I took a look at descriptions for both black cherry and chokecherry. They look a lot alike, but based on tree height, shape, and bark appearance, I think it's black cherry (prunus serotina). Thanks for the ID! I think I'm going to have to try flavoring some vodka. :-)

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    If you get bored, take a hot pepper some time and put it in a bottle for a month or so. Makes for a nice after burn.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    here we call em choke berries..uggh, get some blackberries or raspberries to flavor your nuetral spirits with is my best advice.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    The leaves of black cherry can be poisonous if eaten by animals when they are wilting. If they are eaten green, they are okay.

    My grandmother was the local herb doctor. She used to make a "poltice" (sp?) out of boiled blackcherry leaves to be rubbed on your chest for colds etc.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by heaflaw View Post
    My grandmother was the local herb doctor. She used to make a "poltice" (sp?) out of boiled blackcherry leaves to be rubbed on your chest for colds etc.
    Wow, that's really cool! I'm going to try that out the next time I have a sniffle!

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    I ended up trading off using them for jelly and got myself an Aronia bush instead (chokeberry). It's as bad tasting to eat (but no poisonous seeds) but makes a way better jelly. In fact, it's better for you than cranberries.. Yay super fruits!

    Now if I could figure out something useful to do with my figs.. Or the Paw Paws for that matter.

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    Default Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWolf View Post
    Now if I could figure out something useful to do with my figs.. Or the Paw Paws for that matter.
    I have no clue how to use paw paws, but I love figs. They're wonderful to eat by themselves or in salads. One of my favorite things to do is to reduce some balsamic vinegar until it is a syrupy consistency and drizzle it over fresh fruit like figs or strawberries (a dash of freshly ground pepper is perfect, too). You could also make wonderful fig & walnut jams. Dried figs are awesome in cookies, in oatmeal, on cereal... Mmmm, I would be so happy to take your figs for you!

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