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sequoiamike
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:10 am    Post subject: Fastigiate tree with nuts Reply with quote

This is a tree at my work. It's fastigiate (narrow, columnar) ca. 7m tall. I always thought it was a Hornbeam, But, this year I've noticed that it is producing nuts (lots of them). And looking closer, the leaves aren't serrated like a hornbeam. Any guesses?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have backed your original thought that it's a Hornbeam. They're a member of the Beech family with twisty stems and leaves just like those in your pic. Beeches also have nuts so that fits. If Tippben still haunts these pages, he'd probably know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Fagus sylvatica ..common name Beech tree.
These are the seed pods known as Beech masts.
In the autumn they will split open to reveal brown seeds.
If fastigiate it will be Fagus sylvatica fastigiata.

https://www.google.com/search?q=fagus+sylvatica+fastigiata&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB785GB785&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjS2PHHwYTjAhXuShUIHb6kBpYQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=937

https://www.google.com/search?q=fagus+sylvatica+beech+mast&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirqaDrwYTjAhXjmFwKHfIgD7QQ_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=944
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. That makes sense. I just didn't think about a variety of Beech trees being fastigiate (the regular canopy kind are MUCH more attractive).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Humble apologies for not referencing you SS. I stand corrected in that respect but am glad I was nearly right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a discussion with an American lady lately and she told me the outer covering of the flowers when they fall off , they in America call this beech mast. I told her in Ireland we call the nuts mast.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin wrote:
Humble apologies for not referencing you SS. I stand corrected in that respect but am glad I was nearly right.


Not a problem.
No reason to reference me at all!!!
Mystery now solved which is the aim .
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