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What is this tree?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:32 pm
by adampembs
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Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:24 pm
by mushroom mike
Difficult to say from the picture. I need to see the leaf details but a guess would silvestris the crab apple. Try taking a Leaf / twig sample and try out the website link. Let me know how you get on.

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:02 am
by adampembs
Thanks Mike. The leaves all originate from end of the twig, about 5 of them. So I guess this is opposite, but the key doesn't help in this case.
It does look like a crab apple though :D

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:17 pm
by NellyDee
I think it could be a prunus (cherry tree), especially as it seems to be in a town, therefore planted by the council
http://www.wikihow.com/Identify-Cherry-Trees.

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:34 pm
by mushroom mike
HI Adam, Where exactly are the trees? If I am passing I'll get a sample to identify.
Mike.

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:11 pm
by adampembs
Corner of Lawrenny St /High St, a stone's throw from here. :)

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:34 am
by mushroom mike
Excellent.

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:42 pm
by JennyS
Yes, definitely one of the ornamental Malus's

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:18 pm
by mushroom mike
Just got a leaf sample today and the sharp rather than finely pointed teeth on the leaf margin point me in the direction of the Japanese crab apple Malus x floribunda. To be sure I need to see the small rounded fruit that should measure about 8mm across.
Mike.

Re: What is this tree?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:37 pm
by adampembs
Ok a tricky one! I guess August-September would be right for that! Its a beautiful tree and there are a couple of fungi regularly appearing under it, but I believe they are on buried woodchips and the tree is incidental. Parasola auricoma is one and a Psathyrella sp.