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Weedy Tree I.D. Please!


 
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Fiántas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Weedy Tree I.D. Please! Reply with quote

Can someone please help me I.D. this tree which keeps seeding itself in my garden?


[It's just the one stem - it's in a hedge]

There are about 6 or 7 of them dotted about awkward places in my garden (in hedges and mature shrubs where they're very difficult to dig out). There doesn't appear to be one in my area so I think birds are bringing the seeds into my garden in their droppings, which make me suspect it might grow berries although I've never seen any.



Somehow one of them had managed to grow almost 3 metres tall until last year without my noticing because the bark is the exact same colour as my neighbour's willow which overhangs our wall slightly (it's not a seedling from the willow). I cut it down to the ground but it resprouts from the little stump. It grows tall and lean very quickly - doesn't appear to have any flowers or berries that I've noticed.



Is this a plant I should be concerned about? Does anyone else have it in their garden? If I manage to dig some of the stump up do you think that should stop it from coming back? Any replies welcome!
(Not sure if this should be in weeds or trees so feel free to move if you think it's in the wrong section).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an ash or a variation of Fiántas. Any chance you could throw up a pic of its buds?
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Fiántas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can, cooler. This is what one of them looks like at the moment.

A bit blurry - wind was battering it about.

I did a bunch of internet research last summer and I though it did resemble an ash or rowan most closely but I thought I needed a second opinion. Might explain why it grows so readily. They're tough to get out once they're in there!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tis Ash. self seeded
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
tis Ash. self seeded


Seconded.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies! Mystery solved I guess!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well good discussion here .
We need to carry on with it to increase our knowledge about it .
Guys what you think about it.Termites FAQs
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