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You selected:  A compound leaf with
leaflets over 2-inches long.

  4.  There are 11-23 leaflets per leaf.
        The largest leaflets are in the middle of the leaf.
        Twigs have a chambered pith.  wpe15.jpg (1050 bytes)  KEYicon.jpg (1022 bytes)


  4.  There are 7-11 leaflets per leaf.
        The largest leaflets are at the end of the leaf.
        You might see hickory nuts on the ground.
        If so, try bitternut hickory.

If you're not sure what the words mean,
click on the
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CAREFULLY read each option
on the right.  Pick the one
that is closest to your sample
or describes what you
remember from where you
saw the tree.  Click on the
"key" icon
wpeF.jpg (1022 bytes) to go to the
next set of choices.

To see the entire summer hardwood key on one page, click HERE.
Click HERE to return to the home page.

This site created and maintained by Bill Cook, MSU Extension Forester for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   Editing and modification is ongoing.  Submit suggestions, questions, and corrections to cookwi@msu.edu or call 906-786-1575. 

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