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Help with identifying part of a tree

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Manorboy, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Manorboy

    Manorboy Well-Known Forumite

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    Hi all
    Does anyone know which tree this is from?

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  3. MilleD

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    Ash?
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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  5. Manorboy

    Manorboy Well-Known Forumite

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    Thank you.
     
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    Got given this tree growing in a paint can in my local a few years ago (really not that many.) Don't ask why … (the Pub's a bit weird.) I like trees but I'm no expert, and I'm told this is a 'Mountain Ash,' … what I do know is it's growing like the clappers. It was about the size of a knackered dandelion when I planted it in the garden !! Now it wants to take over a Galaxy (Far Far away.) :teef:
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  7. Lucy

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    Looks like willow too
     
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    It's definitely the trunk
     
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    Ahhhhh the wonders of advanced dendrology. Enough to make me bark at the Moon. :heyhey:
     
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    That’s willow (I think)
     
  11. basil

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    Is this in any way linked to George Washington?.......
     
  12. Noah

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    That was an apple, I'm pretty sure that this trunk isn't an apple. Not sure if it is an ash or willow but if it was a specimen tree then weeping willow?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Compulsory that where you live isn't it?
     
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    I'd concur with Willow for the op.

    @BobClay that is certainly an Ash tree.
     
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    Ashtree, for the Stokie smokers?......
     
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    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    Both versions occur but cherry is the older version. The whole story was invented by Mason Locke Weems in A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington written about 100 years after the supposed event.
     
  18. BobClay

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    I found this pix of my 'Ash' tree (shown above) just after I'd planted it after staggering home from the pub on a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 2013. Like the Oak tree in the corner it's racing away and reaching for the sky. (I've Googled a bit and yes, I think it is an Ash tree as Withnail said.)
    My neighbour on the other side of that fence has got a sort of palm tree type thing which is quite high, but doesn't seem to grow much. This tree will overtake it within a year a two I suspect, which might cause him some disturbance as it will shade his garden (it's facing south.)
    Bloody trees … who'd have thought they were so complicated ?

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  19. Withnail

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    More pertinently, why do you want to know @Manorboy ?

    Doesn't look long enough to make a decent cricket bat out of it - what do you want to do with it?
     

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