I live in Pacific Northwest and this tree is in our backyard

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Here is the photo of its leaves

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Do you know what tree is it?

It doesn't look that nice. It's not evergreen and quite trashy in the winter.

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It appears to be a Madrone (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbutus_menziesii); it is loved or despised in equal amounts, some would consider you are fortunate to have a mature specimen. Certainly a distinctive tree, see if the description of the Madrone coincides with your tree.

  • I doubt it as this one has no berries. Plus it is not evergreen. Leaves falling down are trashy. However the white flowers do look like it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbutus_menziesii#/media/…
    – HP.
    Jul 23, 2019 at 22:40
  • Since it has flowers, these usually lead to fruits of some kind unless lacking suitable pollinator. It would be a helpful clue if you could describe any fruits found, or a closeup of the flowers. Jul 24, 2019 at 10:47

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