Sunday, August 23, 2009

What is this tree in Escanaba MI

These trees are on the green in front of the lighthouse in Escanaba, MI. They have bright orange berries and interesting leaves. Do any horticulturists out there know what there are?

Closeup of berries and leaves to follow.

Update: Barbara Tiesch, librarian for the Harrisburg Patriot-News, has suggested (via Twitter) that these tress might be Mountain Ash. A quick wikipedia search reveals that these trees look like Sorbus americana. Thanks for your help Barbara, a several year mystery (to me) is now solved. The article says that in the United States they are distributed from the Appalachians from New York to Georgia and out to the Great Lakes.

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