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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Tree leaf identification Reply with quote

We have some potted trees -- ready to set them in a week or so.
I'm split down the middle as to whether this tree (image of leaf below)
is a white poplar or an oak. It is the paler/white underside of the leaf
and the shape which make me wonder if it is not common oak.
Any ideas ?

The photo is taken fairly close up - the leaves are rather smaller
than they might seem when viewed at this close perspective.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: pic of oak leaf mountain ash Reply with quote

Its not a white poplar or an oak. To me it looks like an oak leaf mountain ash. I saw this image on boards yesterday and meant to reply but forgot. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:51 am    Post subject: photo of oak leaf mountain ash (Sorbus x thuringiaca) Reply with quote

The leaf and the stem look just like the oak leaf mountain ash (Sorbus x thuringiaca).
Have a look.....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: photo of oak leaf mountain ash (Sorbus x thuringiaca) Reply with quote

GPI wrote:
The leaf and the stem look just like the oak leaf mountain ash (Sorbus x thuringiaca).


Great - Thanks a million. I have a couple of other trees I'm still not
100% clear on. A relative of ours bought them in for us and some
of the labels got mislaid on the pots. We have a couple of acer
varieties, common & copper beeches, common mountain ash,
oak, amanagowa cherry, pear tree, etc -- mostly deciduous natives/
naturalised.

I may post one or two more photos of the tree leaves which I'm
still unsure about.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Irish tree identification by leaf Reply with quote

iplogger1 wrote:


I may post one or two more photos of the tree leaves which I'm
still unsure about.


I would love to try to ID those trees iplogger1. Autumn is on the way though, you know what that means. Leaf fall. Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Irish tree identification by leaf Reply with quote

Hi Verge, others :

OK - now you have thrown down the gauntlet and want to ID some
trees (based on leaf photos) ...
here are a few more

http://iplittle.smugmug.com/gallery/1813853

Can you ID these ?
The second one might be just common beech but I felt that the toothed
edges weren't typical of beech (I could be wrong). I'm guessing the
first one is a common hawthorn. The last one escapes me. I know
I've seen the leaf shape in books and if I dug out the book I'd probably
have it ID'ed correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Deciduous tree leave pictures Reply with quote

iplogger1, could you please post the images directly into Irish gardeners as you did in the original post.
This will avoid confusion.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Tree leaf pictures Reply with quote

Here we have them 1,2,3 ....



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 1 is a birch, Betula pendula.
Number 2 is a form of cherry.
Number 3 is a form of Oak
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 1 is possibly a weeping birch, Betula pendula "Youngii". It looks to be weeping, but the pic is a close -up.
Number 2 is a form of cherry, possibly a bird cherry, Prunus padus.
Number 3 looks to be a red oak, Quercus rubra.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of leaves can be very deceptive at times , depending on many things , like the time of year , the angle they were taken at , light etc.
No 1 is definately Betula Pendula "Youngii"
No 2 is maybe Cherry , need better photos
No 3 is like Q. rubra , need better photos
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is off topic, but I have to say I like your new avatar Bugs.
Looks like you had one too many pints of stout.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

verge, sb, bugs, GPI

Thanks as always for the useful identification of those trees.
I think the cherry is most likely the flagpole cherry (amanagowa).
Some labels remained on those.
The betula pendula is interesting. I must google for some photos
of mature versions of that tree.

Of those varieties I mentioned.
common sycamore, purple/crimson acer, variegated sycamore (drumondii),
flagpole cherry, red oak, mountain ash, common ash, sessile oak

are there any of these which I need to be careful of in terms of
placement near the house? The garden area is approx 1.2acres
longer than wider so there is space to spread out the trees.
I'd prefer to put the more expensive/elegant trees nearer the
front of the house. I am just wondering about root systems, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

doh - silly me. Betula pendula is Silver birch. I've seen those many times.
Tall and slender with the white/silverish bark.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first glance, #2 reminded me of hazel, but it looks like it could be a cherry tree.

The blighted leaves on the twigs in the background seem to lend weight to prunus genus.

Flowers?

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