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Sep 9, 2012 3:54 PM

Strange tree/shrub- with vertical twigs. What is it?

I was on holiday in the Blandford area of Dorset and went on a walk through some woodlands. It had been part of a great estate many years ago - so probably has had exotic trees introduced. I did spot cedars, turkey oaks and also there is alot of coppicing been done in the past. It is all a bit wild now.

 

These particular 2 trees or very large shrubs took me by suprise as the main branches grow up and out, but all the little twiglets grow vertically upwards from the branches - it almost looks upside down - as if they should be hanging. The leaves are soft and come to a more dense area at the ends of the twigs - that then seems to go brown, but there doesn't seem to be any seeds in them - if they are present - they will be very tiny. There is no other fruit or flowers to be seen

 

The section of the wood where these trees are is quite damp and overgrown - you can see the moss on the branches.

 

i have looked in all the tree books i have and can't identify them - can anybody help.

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The top one was taken with flash and the others normally

 

Thank you in advance

Carolyn

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