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Hi. I'm wondering if any of you can id this tree and the lichen growing on it?

 

I took the shot on a cloudy day this past Sunday on my way home from opening our family cottage near the beach in Connecticut. It is growing by the backwaters, a tidal salt marsh fed by the Long Island Sound close to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Rhode Island. (We used to "surf" on a friend's canoe where the waters would get rough when I was a kid - a bunch of us balanced on the benches, winner was the last one standing).

 

Anyway, I think it could be a fruit tree of some sort - the leaves are barely sprouting. If you can ID the lichen, but need to see the leaves, I can take a look later this summer (in a month or so when I'm back- late May or early June) and see what the leaves and buds look like and post a new photo. I loved the gnarled bark and lichen so it would be great to id them. I'm reprocessing the photo because I realized my last pass with chromatic aberration reduction made a mess leaving a border around the branches that I missed. 

 

Anyway, here's the link - if you need to download a large size image, lmk. I'll set it up and leave the password here. I think you can see enough online with the full size image at PS.

 

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It's a Tiff so it takes a few seconds to load. If it's too slow, I'll upload a jpeg. 

 

Thanks much!pixel.gif

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Hi Marianne,

 

without seeing the leaves of the tree close up its difficult to know what it is.   Again, same with the lichen.  It could be someth8ng like a common greenshield lichen but there are so many species.  Plus I’m UK based so may be wrong.  Try googling lichen.

 

sorry not to be of more help!

 

Sas

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Greetings Marianne,

I also have to search for underwater "critters" identification and have several ID sites bookmarked.  I have less that ten images of lichen - macro images dating back a few decades and have never needed to ID them.  I did a search for a lichen ID site and found this place called Lichens USGA  There were several sites, this one being the first I opened.  It seems a bit tedious to search but it does appear to  have quite a detailed database with close-up  and macro images.

 

There were several other ID sites - some in specific regions of the US.

 

Good luck,

Gary

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On 02/05/2019 at 13:09, Sas said:

Hi Marianne,

 

without seeing the leaves of the tree close up its difficult to know what it is.   Again, same with the lichen.  It could be someth8ng like a common greenshield lichen but there are so many species.  Plus I’m UK based so may be wrong.  Try googling lichen.

 

sorry not to be of more help!

 

Sas

 

I meant to get photos of the leaves when I was back there a week and a half ago but forgot. Hopefully I can id it from that.

 

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On 03/05/2019 at 16:53, Schim said:

Greetings Marianne,

I also have to search for underwater "critters" identification and have several ID sites bookmarked.  I have less that ten images of lichen - macro images dating back a few decades and have never needed to ID them.  I did a search for a lichen ID site and found this place called Lichens USGA  There were several sites, this one being the first I opened.  It seems a bit tedious to search but it does appear to  have quite a detailed database with close-up  and macro images.

 

There were several other ID sites - some in specific regions of the US.

 

Good luck,

Gary

 

Thanks for the sites Gary. I was googling a lot and think it might be greenshield too. 

 

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