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Postby Placido » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:34 am

Had my eye on this for a while now but haven't got around to identifying it. Best I can do is a "whitebeam" but not certain. Anyway, it's a lovely little thing and with its almost black stems, quite arresting:
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:34 pm

Are the leaves serrated at the edges?
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:03 pm

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Yes, Jacksparrow, they are somewhat serrated but not deeply cut.
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Re: TREES

Postby nuthatch » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:52 pm

. :tree: It does look like it doesn't it, Placi :nod: Is it one of those things that just appeared in your garden? :D
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 pm

I hope we're both correct, Nuthatch :unsure:. I'd love to get Paul round again to chop down the cherry tree (every single fruit went to woodies this season) and plant this in its place. And while he's at it he can at loooooong last redo the pond :smash: :sadbanana:

Round the side of the patio lives my seldom visited shed. Moved a seed pen/guard/cage thingy the other day and there was this small sapling bravely doing what it's supposed to do. No idea where it's come from.
Well it seems such a shame not to encourage the wee mite but at the mo it's a trifle too close to the house for comfort. Bless ....... :)
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:46 pm

Have you considered it being a Beech or one of the Willow family?
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:03 pm

:grumpy: No.
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Re: TREES

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:52 pm

Placido wrote::grumpy: No.

The reason I ask is that my knowledge of trees and leafs is very limited but I do have a book which gives a few clues to recognition by leaf shape. When I apply it to your leafs Beech and Willows come first and also Whitebeam gets a mention. I really don't know for certain but it will be fun waiting to see what you get in due course. :nod:
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Re: TREES

Postby Placido » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:12 am

Jacksparrow, following your throwing of beech and willow into the pot, I spent a good deal of last night when I should have been watching Notts beat Essex checking out both suggestions.
Beech I can see but willow I can't get close to.
I agree - have to wait for more clues from the plant itself next Spring, I s'pose. Interesting though ....... :)

P.S.: I don't consider your knowledge of t's and l's to be very limited at all at all.
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Re: TREES

Postby nuthatch » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:41 am

I had a look through my Woodland Trust 'Leaf identification swatch book' - "Leaf approximately life size" :laugh: and Placi's looks too serated to be a beech and the leaves are not arranged alternately on the stem like a beech seems to be but it does otherwise look similar.

Could be a hornbeam - they say that's often confused with beech but whitebeam isn't confused with anything :laugh:
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