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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: can anybody name this tree Reply with quote

hi everybody can someone please tell me what tree this is the pics arent great but any help would be great thanks[/list]


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To id a tree with any accuracy it is far more important to see a really good pic of a twig with leaves on.They should be taken from a typical branch, never from twigs growing from the very bottom of a tree near the roots.

Any other clues such as flowers or seed pods/ fruits etc. eg an acorn, apple or a conker would really help.


To id a tree from a pic of the trunk and bark is very hard.

Do add a good close up pic to this thread and someone will be able to help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: What kind of tree is this Reply with quote

While agreeing totally with Silver Surfer that you need twigs and mature leaves for a good ID, your three photos give useful clues. Among the trees with that kind of bark are oaks, elms and alder but the latter trunk is very dark almost black and alder tends to be found in clumps and in dampish places so we may discard alder. It's probably not an elm because most large ones were killed by dutch elm.

The first [fuzzy] photo gives a clue that the leaves may be very dark? Maybe they are also shiny? Maybe similar in shape to bay? - laurel? You could have a holm oak but let's see what google does to help you with this info. If you have a holm oak of that size it is likely to be about 40-60 years old and would have been planted as an ornamental in a large garden or an estate middle of last century. Do you know what your location was BEFORE it was a housing estate?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know much about trees but could it be a Lime?

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