Tree Identification

Asked June 6, 2018, 11:13 PM EDT

We are looking for help identifying a sapling growing in a friend's garden. I'm thinking heart leaf birch or basswood but we are at a loss.

St. Louis County Minnesota

3 Responses

Here is the information on basswood (aka linden)
homeguides.sfgate.com/basswood-trees-76551.html
But it could also be a cottonwood: https://www.thoughtco.com/identify-the-cottonwoods-1341851 You can do more searching on this page: https://www.thoughtco.com/common-north-american-hardwood-trees-1343221
You also could just look for a mature tree in the area with the same leaves. That will tell you who put down seed.

Thank you for your replay but there is no way to get a definitive answer?

I cannot do so from photos. Sorry. You may have to wait until it is more mature and other features can be looked at.