Can you identify this tree?

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    The first one is really interesting....not entirely sure if those are flowers or seed pods. Pics are from Texas, if that helps.

    The second is just a berry tree - not astounding by any means, but I liked the color.

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    Just sneaking in a snap of my kid checking out tadpoles for the 1st time:

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    Would it be a Maple Tree?
     
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    The first tree is surely a maple of some sort(there are many). Having flowered and formed seed this early it's not one I'm familiar with. Any maple in seed now can be planted and will germinate this season, no dormant period required. Try it.

    The second is just a berry tree - not astounding by any means, but I liked the color.


    I have to disagree with your "just a berry tree" comment. I believe what you have captured is a deciduous Holly(Ilex decidua). A not so common Holly that drops it's leaves in the fall leaving the berries, which persist all winter. A very nice addition to the winter garden.

    The maple seeds are fresh but the red berries formed last summer. ron
     
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    Thanks, Ron. We don't have much of a dormant season here, but I may go pinch some maple seeds for a garden project. It's been "Spring" here for quite some time and my roses bloomed all winter as we didn't have a hard frost this year, which explains the early growth.
     

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