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I was wondering if anyone had any tips for identifying the blossoming trees that are starting to look amazing now.
I call them all cherries but they can be other things too i think, plums, pears etc
Any suggestions for things to look out for to identify the genus if not the species. Without leaves yet, maybe it will be bark and buds and flowers.
Perhaps the Tree identification guides on the NHM's website (part of the Urban Tree Survey) would help?
Edit: It also includes the Cherry Tree Survey, which includes guides to help you to distinguish between the different types of blossoms.
Yes, the blossoming trees are starting to make my walk to work look much prettier! There are cherry tree factsheets online at the moment to help you identify cherry trees. And the Museum would love to hear about any near you for the urban tree survey. Find out how to survey cherry trees for the urban tree survey.
There will also be additional information online soon to help you distinguish cherry tree look-alikes such as apple and plum trees, so keep an eye on www.nhm.ac.uk/cherries