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12/03/2013 at 20:38
I have a fairly tall tree possibly 10+ year old planted by previous owner but I don't know what it is. Slim tree , small green leaves in summer but turn almost black? And yellow in autumn before falling . I'm trying to find out about pruning it...whatever 'it' is .
12/03/2013 at 20:42

shame you havent a photo.

12/03/2013 at 20:46
I know ... Wish I had . As it is now wont help . Looked in books and can't see it .
12/03/2013 at 20:52

not a silver birch?what is the bark like?


12/03/2013 at 20:54
No I have birch , just grey bark . I shall look through old house build pics and see if I can find anything with it on . There are some on my pad but won't load bigger.
12/03/2013 at 21:04

Leaf shape? 

12/03/2013 at 21:08
small leaves...not much help there I know
12/03/2013 at 21:20

Anything like one of these?



12/03/2013 at 22:01

Bunny tomorrow take a picture -it might be recognisable from the branch formation-or someone may have one in their garden in an identical stage

12/03/2013 at 22:09

and get a close up of the buds.

Can't think of anything that starts green, goes black, then yellow though

12/03/2013 at 22:21
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Can't think of anything that starts green, goes black, then yellow though

A bruise?

12/03/2013 at 22:24


13/03/2013 at 05:42

Do you remember any flowers or berries? 

13/03/2013 at 07:58

Tree when out at rear fence to field.

 Last week


I shall venture outside brrrrrrr in a moment and get close up of bark and any buds, no flowers and berries cant think of any.

Reminds me of birch but , but doesnt... it would be native previous owner tree obsessed


13/03/2013 at 08:56


13/03/2013 at 10:59

Could it be a beech tree? They have smooth grey bark. Or an alder? Otherwise, wait til the leaves are out and send another pic.

13/03/2013 at 11:31

I thought beech. really need to see leaves though Bunny. Are the leaves like this:

13/03/2013 at 11:48

No not beech, i have i whole front of 40ft beech.

Ive been looking aspen ....with black leaf disease  when leaves appear i may tell.

13/03/2013 at 11:56

Its a larch

(Actually I have no idea)

13/03/2013 at 11:57

Bunny did it have any berries of any kind on it 


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