Tree ID please

LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,482
I'm a bit embarrassed that I don't know ☺





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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    edited 11 November
    Fagus sylvatica...common beech.

    More pics below to help you to id it in the future.... leaf,  buds, flowers, seed capsule.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,482
    I hate to disagree, when you are such an ID wizard and I'm rubbish at trees... but I'm not sure it is beech.

    The leaf in the top photo is typical -  they're all pretty small - smaller than any beech trees I've seen. That's my index finger against it. And the leaves are much smoother than typical beech leaves - there isn't that wavy aspect and the veins are texturally much less prominent. The leaf buds *are* slim and pointy, like beech. Could it be a different type of beech, with much smaller leaves? Here's another couple of photos.




    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    edited 11 November
    LG..I apologies..you are correct.

    Always challenge me if you disagree so I can recheck..keep me on my toes.
    The bark/shape shouted common beech.

    I looked again more closely at first leaf and counted veins.
    I should have thought London park...rare tree????
    Where was it?
    I believe this is Fagus sylvatica Rotundifolia....Small leafed beech. RARE!!!!
    How thrilling..I have never seen one.
    Good observation on your part.

    The leaves are usually 4 vein-pairs.and are nearly round...only 2 -4 cm long.
    Very little on www about it.

    I do hope the council who may own it have it listed ..cos it is RARE!

    I would have expected it to be grafted...but can see no graft on the trunk.

    http://www.tree-guide.com/round-leaved-european-beech

    https://www.connonnurseries.com/plant/Fagus-sylvatica-Rotundifolia
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,397
    Could it be Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia', @LG_?
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,482
    I think that's it! The leaf picture in your second link, @Silver surfer looks right. The leaves are so noticeably small and round - and as you can see, the autumn colour is glorious. It's in Crystal Palace, the Southwark bit, but not in the park - just tucked in a junction. I've just checked the Southwark TPO map and it doesn't seem to have one... 



    Thanks so much, both of you :smile:
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    Would be really good if you could get a TPO put on it.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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