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Jul 4, 2010 6:23 PM

Can anyone identify this tree?

It's growing in the alleyway just behind my back garden.
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    Jul 12, 2010 11:09 AM (in response to AlanBrunsdon)
    Re: Can anyone identify this tree?

    Hi,

    Its an Ash - Fraxinus excelsior - but it looks odd because much of the inflorescence is attacked by a gall-mite, Eriophyes fraxinovorus. Although the infestation here is severe you can still see the tree producing some of the typical winged ash-key fruits. It is a fairly widespread and abundant gall. The mites are most active in September-October but as you noted the structures they form persist throughout the year.

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