I went for a walk in Jackson Falls with a friend and we saw a few of these trees but don't know what they are. None of them were very tall. And the trunk was a reddish color. The branches were all twisted and neat looking. The leaves are small red ovals. Can you tell me what kind of tree this is?
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Hopefully you took some photos...you can email them to me at "jhayek at illinois dot edu"
My first guess, without photos, would be redbud (Cercis canadensis).