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    Default Species Identification Help Please

    Hello Timber Gurus,

    I did a bit of gardening at Mum's house last weekend. I cut down a weed tree that I'm unfamiliar with and saved some of the trunk to play around with in the future. Any ideas on its name? Trunk, leaves and flowers.

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    That could be a Privet. If so you're right, it's a weed. No idea if the timber is good for anything though.

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    I use an App called “PictureThis”. I haven’t paid for it - you can bypass the fee and use it as a free App but you don’t get all the “bells and whistles”. It works well. My BIL owns a wholesale nursery and gave it the thumbs up when I was recently there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldav View Post
    That could be a Privet. If so you're right, it's a weed. No idea if the timber is good for anything though.

    Thanks Aldav. I think you're correct.

    I did an internet search after you set me in the Privet direction. The resultant photos and descriptions are consistent with the tree I removed.

    I'm not sure if the timber is any good either. Most articles I looked at were concerned with Privet's invasiveness and problem as a weed. I did not find any mention of its use in cabinetry or carpentry.

    Any way, it's a new one to me. The most common weed tree I encounter (in metropolitan Perth) is the Brazilian Pepper tree. I understand Brazilian Pepper timber is used in industry in South America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    I use an App called “PictureThis”. I haven’t paid for it - you can bypass the fee and use it as a free App but you don’t get all the “bells and whistles”. It works well. My BIL owns a wholesale nursery and gave it the thumbs up when I was recently there.

    Thanks Lappa. I downloaded this app from the Apple App Store. It is free to use and evaluate for 7 days, then $39.99/year thereafter. Good to know it is out there and has positive reviews.

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    You dont need to pay the yearly fee - it’s an option but damn persistent I will post some screen shots later on how to get around the pay option. As I said earlier, it limits some features but the plant ID still works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    You dont need to pay the yearly fee - it’s an option but damn persistent I will post some screen shots later on how to get around the pay option. As I said earlier, it limits some features but the plant ID still works.

    Okay. I'll have a look at your screen shots.

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    On an iPhone, the App will open in one of two ways - seems to be random..

    First is a Dark screen with a “CONTINUE” button ( sorry, didn’t capture it but it is basically the same as the next screen)
    Hit the “CONTINUE” button and this screen comes up


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    Simply choose the “Continue with limited edition” under the “CONTINUE” button

    Second App method is as follows.
    Launch the App and this screen comes up

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    Hit the “CONTINUE” button and the next screen comes up

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    Hit the “CONTINUE” button and the next screen comes up

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    Hit the “X” in the top RH corner of the screen and you are in.

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    Select “Identify” and take a photo of the plant/tree for ID.

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    Thanks for the screenshots Lappa.

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