Tree Identification

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Tree Identification

Post by Fox of the Oaks » 25 Jan 2012, 11:19

Hi,

Can anyone help me identify this tree?
Is this a kind of beech?
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Grateful for any help.

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Re: Tree Identification

Post by mark the compost elf » 27 Jan 2012, 15:04

I don't think it's a beech,

From the look of the tip growth and the staggering growth shown on the photo it looks like a member of the apple family (be tempted to say most likely a pear from the bit of bark visible at the tree base). I could be very wrong here though.
The glossy leaves look a different shape from most pears etc though and almost look more aspen like in shape if not in colour.

When was this photo taken and where?
Does the tree have thorns?
Is it evergreen?
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Re: Tree Identification

Post by Lily » 27 Jan 2012, 20:46

Is this a tree native to Australia?
I lookes at all trees here
http://www.allcreativedesigns.com.au/pa ... ees12.html
and the only one similar seemes the Riberry and the Python Tree, just from the leaf shape.

could it be ornamental, i.e. not native to Australia?

based on the leaf shape I would have said poplar if it was european, but it looks more like a shrub?
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Re: Tree Identification

Post by Fox of the Oaks » 27 Jan 2012, 23:19

It is in the hills south of Adelaide, South Australia.
The photo was taken the other day, in the fullness of Summer.
It doesn't have thorns, and is not evergreen.
Others I know have suggested it is black poplar.

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Re: Tree Identification

Post by Goshawk » 01 Feb 2012, 09:44

To me it also looks like some kind of poplar, at least concerning leaves and the characteristics of the twig. The "shrubbery-look", though, surprises me a bit - but might be attributed to local circumstances...

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