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Can you identify this tree, please?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lilachardy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    It's a medium sized tree, with pale green beech-type leaves that are covered with light coloured hair!
    It seems to grow a trunk about 2m tall, then the canopy opens.
    Dunno if that's enough help - my friend LOVES this tree but we don't know what it is!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    First thought - could it be Wych elm (from the shape of the leaves), or one of the many varieties of poplar?
     
  3. inq

    inq

  4. It sounds like a whitebeam - sorbus aria.
    Do the leaves look like this at the moment, just as they're opening?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    The leaves are fully open - but it's not a definitely wrong idea!

    I'll google the other leads / follow links, and get back to you!
     
  6. What does it say on the label?
     
  7. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, no matches so far, but thanks so much.
    The tree finder tool doesn't seem to have anything that matches, but I don't have the tree with me to be sure!

    The lightness of the leaves is the most remarkable thing - it's a bright spring green rather than a pale green. If that helps!
     
  8. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    It's the sort of tree starlings sit in.
     
  9. Try hornbeam - Carpinus betulus

    [​IMG]
     
  10. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Hmmm. Could be. I remember it as being lighter than that, and also hairy.

    I'm questioning my memory now!
     
  11. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I think it's lime that drips sticky stuff on your car if you leave it parked under it for any length of time and then is a real b u g g e r to clean off. You could try that ahd see if it helps us identify it.
     
  12. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    i never would have thought we had so many folks interested in abourism!
     
  13. Arbourism is very strong in the community. I am the secretary of our local branch.
     
  14. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    The leaves are lightly hairy, and ridged. Very like beech leaves.
     
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    so you can get right down to the root of the problem then?
     
  16. madenglishgirl

    madenglishgirl New commenter

    Would it not be possible (and fairly sensible!) to take a picture of the tree? It might just help people to identify it a bit better....
     
  17. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I will if I go back, yes!
     
  18. We'll leaf it til you do then!
     
  19. inq

    inq

    We can stick around till the photo arrives!
     
  20. well while we are waiting ...
    could it be elm (unlikely)
    [​IMG]

    or more likely sweet chestnut
    [​IMG]
     

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