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Mar 25, 2013 10:20 AM

What tree is this from Co Durham

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Can you tell me what tree this is?

 

I would guess it has been planted within the last 20 years as part of the Great North Wood in Co Durham. Originally I thought that it was a field maple but it does not have grey buds and its buds (3-4mm) are slightly larger than those of a mature field maple tree in the local area. I have more photos but was unable to attach more than 2, if required I can open up a further document.


Thank you 

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      Mar 25, 2013 9:18 PM (in response to Clay)
      Re: What tree is this from Co Durham

      Hi Clay,

       

      According to my sources, Acer campestre buds are brown, perhaps with a grey tip. So your comments on grey buds confuses me somewhat. What source gives you grey buds for this species?

       

      The shoot (good photo, BTW) looks like good A. campestre to me.

       

      Are you sure the other tree is Acer campestre?

      Looking at the leaves and samaras on the ground, under the respective trees, are they disctinct or do they all fall within the same range of shapes and sizes?

       

      I'm having difficulty locating a Great North Wood in County Durham.

      You don't mean 'Great High Wood', do you?

      That's next to Durham Botanic Garden, where you might ask.

       

      Refs:

      - comparitive photos of leaves, buds/shoots, and samaras of maples
        - http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort231/List04/Acer.html

      - photo showing grey tips to buds
        - http://www.visualphotos.com/image/1x6045314/field_maple_branches_acer_campestre_in_winter

       

      Regards.

      Mike

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