Now that you have found lobes
, let's look at a leaf with balanced lobes versus trees that have a mixture of balanced and unbalanced lobed leaves. Let's continue...
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1. Unevenly Balanced Lobes
Unbalanced Leaves (sassafras)
Does your tree have at least some leaves that are unevenly balanced but lobed? If so, you probably have either a mulberry
or a sassafras
Pinnate Lobed Leaf
Does your tree have a leaf with evenly balanced lobed projections, right and left, (both palmately-veined leaves like maple and pinnately-veined leaves like oak)? If so, continue to palmately and pinnately lobed hardwood leaves