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There are quite a few of these trees in the neighborhood. It is very decorative with multiple clean trunks coming straight from the ground. You can see the small purplish berries or nuts (haven't split one incase it is deadly!) which indicates that it would be a capable hard or semi-hardwood product.
I've finally gotten past making a frame out of anything I can find. However, this piece of nature speaks to me!
What kind of tree is it? Don't tell me to ask Siri, Alexa, Bixby, or Google unless you want to see me weep. MM
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Yup, it's a Crepe. The bark is the give away. I have one in my front yard, unfortunately right beside the driveway. They weep sap or something and really gunk up a car. Those berries are chambered seed pods. They flower very prettily but you end up with blossoms that stick to everything. The wood is very strong but bland looking.
 

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Yup, it's a Crepe. The bark is the give away. I have one in my front yard, unfortunately right beside the driveway. They weep sap or something and really gunk up a car. Those berries are chambered seed pods. They flower very prettily but you end up with blossoms that stick to everything. The wood is very strong but bland looking.
Alrighty. I went out with a girl named Crepe Myrtle when I was in Highschool, and she was also bland. I'm going to refocus on my namesake and keep seeking the perfect Oak Tree (my last name is Oakie, which used to be Aoki) which is strong like ox! Incidentally the name Aoki translates into 'blue-green tree' in case you were wondering.

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Yep, a crepe myrtle. I've used it to build some slingshots before, very strong and actually looks half descent when roasted in the oven MW style. An introduced species (from china I believe) and now extremely common in the southern states.
 

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Yup, it's a Crepe. The bark is the give away. I have one in my front yard, unfortunately right beside the driveway. They weep sap or something and really gunk up a car. Those berries are chambered seed pods. They flower very prettily but you end up with blossoms that stick to everything. The wood is very strong but bland looking.
Lot more excitement on the exterior for sure. It does show a little grain with some stain, but still not overly exciting.
 
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