Is this a mulberry tree?

Asked September 28, 2020, 3:16 PM EDT

I found this growing in my backyard and Was wondering if it was a mulberry tree. If not then what is it?

Suffolk County New York

2 Responses

Tree identification is not easy, when young, without all parts of a plant, although, this specimen could be a mulberry, Morus alba. There are many species, the common one shown in this link is White Mulberry https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/single_weed.php?id=77

Also, the native mulberry Morus rubra young leaves are variable https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/red-mulberry

In North America, white mulberry hybridizes with the native red mulberry (M. rubra), and Numerous white mulberry cultivars occur in North America...
https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/moralb/all.html

Hope this is helpful.

It was. Thank you for your time :)