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Identifying Acacia tree

Perry Way

Joined: Nov 07, 2010
Posts: 65
I ran across this Acacia tree in a parking lot in Paso Robles, California. If you know "Paso" you know it's a hot and dry place that gets rain once a year and then is hot most of the summer.  It's a parking lot tree. It has no competition for ground water but it doesn't get much of it due to the asphalt. I think it will do well on my property, so I collected this seed pod. It's about a foot long, I broke off the tip to extract one of the seeds. Seed a little green still, so I'm leaving the pod until November and then I'll get the seeds out. But I sure would love to find the name of this tree.  The leaves are bi-pinnate, and very small, though there is a lot of them.  The seed pods are wavy, not curly.  They last a good long while in a state of yellow before drying and then falling off.  The tree I saw was only about 5 inches in diameter on the trunk and was about 15 to 20 feet tall. Nice shade.

First photo is the seed pod, the other is of the tree leaves, not sure if you can make them out.  Anyone know what kind of Acacia this is?

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Mark Larson

Joined: Nov 29, 2010
Posts: 53
Location: Conroe, Tx
There is a guy on youtube named Greendean. His channel is EatTheWeeds. You might send him the pictures and ask him. He would most likely know.
Jordan Lowery

Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
sign up for a flickr.com account. find and join the group for the topic you are looking for, in this case the acacia group. then upload the photo to the group and ask them. you will know for sure within hours or just a few days. there is no plant/tree/bug/animal/fungi i have not been able to i.d this way.

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka
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