Mulberry Tree? - Fly Fishing Forum
Warmwater flyfishing Bass, pike and even muskies in your backyard

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-17-2006, 06:58 PM
Quentin's Avatar
Quentin Quentin is offline
_
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Berkshire County, MA
Posts: 1,520
Mulberry Tree?

OK, so maybe I lied. I found this tree on the shore of my favorite local carp lake and it looks a lot like a red mulberry, although there were some discrepancies with the tree ID info that I looked up online. The leaves are close, but not exact, and they are not even close to 5" wide as stated on one site. There were no pictures showing the brown cylindrical objects that are on this tree. Also, these berries are not even starting to ripen, but red mulberries supposedly ripen in late spring. Any tree experts out there? Guess I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens when the berries ripen. The water looks shallow, but I've seen fish over 30" long right on the shore.

Q
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mulberry1.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	54.2 KB
ID:	5921  
__________________
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-17-2006, 06:59 PM
Quentin's Avatar
Quentin Quentin is offline
_
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Berkshire County, MA
Posts: 1,520
the close-up:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mulberry2.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	56.7 KB
ID:	5922  
__________________
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-18-2006, 08:51 AM
sva01 sva01 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: west michigan rivers
Posts: 64
I haven't paid attention to what a Mulberry leaf looks like since I was a kid but, in my opinion, this definitely looks like a leaf from a Beech tree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-29-2006, 06:04 PM
Quentin's Avatar
Quentin Quentin is offline
_
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Berkshire County, MA
Posts: 1,520
Red face It's a birch tree

Well, I went out on the lake again and found another tree like this in a place where I could examine it more closely. This time I could immediately tell that it's some kind of birch tree. Did a quick check on a tree ID site and it looks like it might be a river birch. Funny that when tried to ID by the fruit it led me to mulberry, but when I searched on "birch" I found a drawing of a river birch that looks just like this tree, all on the same site .

Q
__________________
The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-30-2006, 07:03 PM
sva01 sva01 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: west michigan rivers
Posts: 64
Oh sure, that makes better sense. After doing some searching, I wasn't convinced that it was beech after all.
It all makes sense now though. Nice job with the ID.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rhoddy Clave Phone Tree bonefishmon Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 1 09-20-2006 08:58 PM
FF goodies under the tree? juro Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 47 01-04-2003 10:09 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)