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28 September 2008 @ 12:11 am
Tree Identification Help  
I found these small trees/shrubs on my parents' land, and I'm looking for some help identifying them. I'm almost entirely sure they're autumn-olive, but just in case I want to have a few other people back me up on that before I chow down.

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(Anonymous) on March 8th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
RE: Tree Identification Help
It's a Chokeberry bush, berries are toxic if eaten by humans. We used to pick these and through them at each other as children on our way to & from school everyday!
incendiary_danincendiary_dan on March 8th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Tree Identification Help
Quite incorrect. The previous commenter was right with their call of autumn olive (eleagnus umbellata). I've by this point eaten many thousands of the fruit, all the my health's benefit, not harm. My partner and I are considered expert autumn olive foragers because of our proclivity for finding areas with huge orchards of them.