Mystery tree

Asked October 10, 2019, 4:22 PM EDT

I am baffled as to what this tree is. It is on the NMC campus in Traverse City. It has deciduous branches growing out of deep hollows of what looks like a cedar bark trunk. I believe it had yellow flowers in the spring, but forget my camera/phone every time I visit the campus until today. I live in Seattle, but visit family here often and have become obsessed with this strange tree. I would appreciate any help in sating my curiosity. Thanks

Grand Traverse County Michigan trees and shrubs conifer identification conifer

3 Responses

Thanks for the quick response. Fascinating!

Your welcome, it is one of my favorite trees.