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JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
I’ll either bin it, pot it or replant it - suggestions welcome!

It seems unusual in having a green ‘trunk’ with speckles. But I’m expecting a common tree from the leaves.


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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,521
    Looks rather like an Ash tree
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  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 376
    agree looks Ash sapling to me.  it will be quite well rooted by now.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,849
    I agree with both Pete8 and UpNorth and I would recommend getting it out as soon as possible.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    Yes, ash tree sapling ... you might need some help ... a bit like this .... 


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  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    Sounds fun...so do I want an Ash tree, where do I want it, and how long does it take to grow?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    No ... you don't want one ... not unless you've got several acres of garden. 

    They're wonderful trees, great for wildlife and I love them.    I grew up in a place named for them.  However they grow huge quite quickly, they have shallow roots which suck all the moisture out of the ground 
    Large healthy Ash tree
    and if you have a female one they seed everywhere as you've found ... look around, you must have an ash tree somewhere nearby already.  

    Great for fields, woods, parks and hedgerows ... not for most gardens. 


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  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    I just heard on an RHS podcast that planting or spreading seed of Ash is prohibited.  Am I an outlaw?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,601
    Tin pot said:
    I just heard on an RHS podcast that planting or spreading seed of Ash is prohibited.  Am I an outlaw?
    No ... you don't want one ... not unless you've got several acres of garden. 

    They're wonderful trees, great for wildlife and I love them.    I grew up in a place named for them.  However they grow huge quite quickly, they have shallow roots which suck all the moisture out of the ground 
    Large healthy Ash tree
    and if you have a female one they seed everywhere as you've found ... look around, you must have an ash tree somewhere nearby already.  

    Great for fields, woods, parks and hedgerows ... not for most gardens. 


    The wood makes great firewood and can be used only 3 months from cutting down.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,361
    Hostafan1 said:
    Tin pot said:
    I just heard on an RHS podcast that planting or spreading seed of Ash is prohibited.  Am I an outlaw?

    and if you have a female one they seed everywhere as you've found ... look around, you must have an ash tree somewhere nearby already.  

    Great for fields, woods, parks and hedgerows ... not for most gardens. 


    The wood makes great firewood and can be used only 3 months from cutting down.
    @Tin pot don't think they can blame you ... the trees do it themselves ... but it may well be something to do with trying to halt the spread of Ash Dieback disease.

    @Hostafan1 agreed ...  it is brilliant firewood ... I grew up on a farm called after the Ash tree in a village called after the Ash tree ... and we were kept warm by them for many winters .... lots of them were pollarded to provide fencing stakes etc as well because they don't root in the ground like some timber.  
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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    "I just heard on an RHS podcast that planting or spreading seed of Ash is prohibited."

    Will someone please tell the Ash trees? 
    SW Scotland
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