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Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?


 
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash? Reply with quote

[img]Hi,

Can anyone ID this tree ?
It has pinnate leaves and budding/flowering features which look
extraordinary like a common ash. However, it has a fairly distinct
smooth yellow/orange bark.

--Ian

http://iplittle.smugmug.com/gallery/1813853_Hhhgc#293943020_PVq83
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Golden ash



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks GPI.
Yes it is a newly planted tree in our garden. Before it came into leaf
I was speculating it might have been Salix Alba / White Willow on account
of the bark colour but I was intrigued when I saw it bursting into leaf just
like a regular ash ! I'm now pretty sure I've seen one of these in another
garden about 2miles from us and it looks gorgeous in late summer/
autumn when the leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow.

My wife's cousin's husband (if that makes sense) planted it for us along
with some other nice broadleaves in the front garden including paper
bark birches and common birch. I'd been meaning to ask him all
weekend what it was. I think he purchased it in a local garden centre.

--Ian
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iplogger1 wrote:
Thanks GPI.
Yes it is a newly planted tree in our garden.


Good Smile
You may want to cut off/reduce the height of the stake or else raise the tree tie.
As it is, should you receive a windy night the stake could possibly rub against the trees soft bark.
A rough rule of thumb or finger Very Happy is that the tie should be approx the width of two fingers from the top of the stake.
Tack it on to prevent slipping.
Good luck with your new tree.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just revisiting something I mentioned when discussing the golden ash tree. I have realised that the very attractive (to me anyway) tree/shrub which I noticed in a nearby garden in late summer/early autumn last year was not a golden ash but rather a golden elder , sambucus nigra aurea (?).


I don't have one of those in my garden but I must say it has a lovely appearance when it comes into bloom. Any advantages or disadvantages with that shrub/tree variety ?

--Ian
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iplogger1 wrote:
Any advantages or disadvantages with that shrub/tree variety ?

--Ian


well it is related to our native elder, see here...... Native Irish elderberry.
Downsides of the yellow leaved variety, well I have heard it reported that the foliage tends to burn in strong full sun.
Which contrary to popular belief, we do sometimes get. Razz
Probably best to plant it in part sun/part shade iplogger1.

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