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Mar 17, 2013 7:33 PM

What tree is this?

I was out on a walk today and saw this tree in a hedgerow together with others. Can anyone ID this for me from the photos I've attached?

 

The twig appears to have a bud on the end. If it is a bud then what are the red bulbous protruberences along the twig. The 2 photos of the bark of the tree indicate the varying nature of the tree's bark. Low down near to its base it is ridged (or is it flaky - I couldn't get near to the tree as it was behind barbed wire). Further up where the tree forked at one point the bark has a more grey appearance and seems to have horizontal short 'cracks' as well as vertical markings

 

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    Mar 17, 2013 8:14 PM (in response to ba05b0)
    Re: What tree is this?

    Elm (Ulmus).

    Probably wych elm (Ulmus glabra) - based on flower buds, time of flowering, and relative smoothness of bark on immature branches. However, one would like to look at other features to be more confident, especially the shape and toothedness of the leaves.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulmus_glabra

     

    Useful photos and desciption - thanks - always helps.

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