Can anyone help identify this, please?

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Can anyone help identify this, please?
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:18 »
Hello,
New to the allotment scene and got my keys at the weekend! The plot I have obtained is quite overgrown, as seems usual. In addition to the many weeds there is a tree that I can't seem to identify with my extremely limited gardening knowledge. Can anyone help me out?

Cheers!
Chris
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 08:42 »
Hi there and welcome to the forum  :)

Sorry, but identifying trees without leaves, flowers or fruit is very difficult...
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 09:33 »
Hi there and welcome to the forum  :)

Sorry, but identifying trees without leaves, flowers or fruit is very difficult...

Yes indeed. If you could post a photo of a twig with buds on it, I could have a go, if it is some kind of fruit tree.

Congratulations at getting your first allotment... a life changing opportunity imho  :D :D :D


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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 09:44 »
Hi there and welcome to the forum  :)

Sorry, but identifying trees without leaves, flowers or fruit is very difficult...

Yes indeed. If you could post a photo of a twig with buds on it, I could have a go, if it is some kind of fruit tree.

Congratulations at getting your first allotment... a life changing opportunity imho  :D :D :D

Thanks to you both. I'll get a better picture when things pick up again!

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 11:13 »
The bark looks Birch like but not at all sure that's what it is.
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 13:24 »
I think it's some sort of fruiting tree judging by the way the branches are growing. Maybe a good close-up pic of a small branch and also the main trunk will help.
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 17:40 »
I'll go for a cherry of some description...

The bark has the main sort of markings in the pic!

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 18:39 »
Are there any leaves on the ground beneath the tree which might help identification?
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 19:29 »
I'm with Growster on this. I'd say it was a cherry of some description, going by the bark.
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 14:58 »
I'll go for a cherry of some description...

The bark has the main sort of markings in the pic!

I'd agree with a cherry, or some type of stone fruit by looking at how the branches are growing.

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 16:17 »
Hi there and welcome to the forum  :)

Sorry, but identifying trees without leaves, flowers or fruit is very difficult...

Yes indeed. If you could post a photo of a twig with buds on it, I could have a go, if it is some kind of fruit tree.

Congratulations at getting your first allotment... a life changing opportunity imho  :D :D :D

Went up today to (try) clear some weeds, it's very overgrown. I couldn't see any leaves nearby but I could get pictures of the buds.
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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 18:35 »
Now looks like cherry to me.

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 12:28 »
I thought it was something like that, but looking at the buds and the bark it reminded me of a fairly young horse chestnut. See this link: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/how-to-identify-trees/leaf-buds-and-twigs/

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2018, 12:36 »
It is a cherry tree , whether it is a fruiting variety is another question .

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Re: Can anyone help identify this, please?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 09:17 »
Now looks like cherry to me.

Definitely. The buds are distinctive in size and shape as well as their growth pattern.
Pleased o not prune this until all the leaves are out next year, because with stone fruits such as cherries and plums, there is a high risk of a disease calle Silver Leaf entering wounds while the tree is dormant. This can be fatal to the tree.


Plenty of flower buds equals plenty of cherries too, so if you are wanting to save them from the birds, plan how you could make some fine net"sleeves" to cover branches once you have nice fat green fruit!!



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