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Anyone identify this tree please?

Discussion in 'Trees' started by Franco50, May 18, 2017.

  1. Franco50

    Franco50 Apprentice Gardener

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    Can anyone identify what type of tree this is please? It started growing all by itself in an old pot of compost so must have been from a dropped seed. I have thought about transplanting it in a spot in my garden but I don't want it to grow into a monster.
     

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    Looks like a young beech to me....
     
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    Not Hornbeam as far as I can see as the veins in the leaf seem to meet. Hornbeam doesn't.

    The shape of the leaves seem more like Hazel than Beech but we really need the help of @Silver surfer
     
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      Hazel, probably dropped by a Swallow :)
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Hazel - I get regular 'donations' of them courtesy of a local squirrel who used our garden as a nut store.
       
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        I've told you before, squirrels are the furry ones, swallows are the feathery ones.
         
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          Definitely a squirrel - not helped by the fact that Mrs C actively feeds the wee nyaff
           
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            Hazel, there's two outside my front door. :)
             
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            • Franco50

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              Thanks for all the replies guys! :blue thumb:
               
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