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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Manorboy, Jan 9, 2020.
Does anyone know which tree this is from?
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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.)
Looks like willow too
It's definitely the trunk
Ahhhhh the wonders of advanced dendrology. Enough to make me bark at the Moon.
That’s willow (I think)
Is this in any way linked to George Washington?.......
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?
Compulsory that where you live isn't it?
I'd concur with Willow for the op.
@BobClay that is certainly an Ash tree.
Ashtree, for the Stokie smokers?......
Surely the tree George Washington never really cut down was a cherry tree?
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.
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 ?
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?