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What is this tree?

Post by adampembs » Mon May 18, 2015 2:32 pm

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Re: What is this tree?

Post by mushroom mike » Mon May 18, 2015 3:24 pm

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.

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Post by adampembs » Tue May 19, 2015 9:02 am

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
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Re: What is this tree?

Post by NellyDee » Thu May 21, 2015 12:17 pm

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.

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Re: What is this tree?

Post by mushroom mike » Thu May 21, 2015 7:34 pm

HI Adam, Where exactly are the trees? If I am passing I'll get a sample to identify.
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Re: What is this tree?

Post by adampembs » Thu May 21, 2015 9:11 pm

Corner of Lawrenny St /High St, a stone's throw from here. :)
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Re: What is this tree?

Post by mushroom mike » Fri May 22, 2015 7:34 am

Excellent.

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Re: What is this tree?

Post by JennyS » Fri May 22, 2015 9:42 pm

Yes, definitely one of the ornamental Malus's
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Re: What is this tree?

Post by mushroom mike » Thu May 28, 2015 8:18 pm

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.
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Re: What is this tree?

Post by adampembs » Thu May 28, 2015 8:37 pm

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.
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