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LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
I have this tree growing in my garden. Roughly 5ft tall. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thank you
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 703
    Summat with deep roots!
    Similar things of barely a few inches are tough to pull up
    if it's 5' tall then it's going to be a b***** to get out already
    Just another day at the plant...
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Looks like you have a sycamore @LeeBri and I completely agree with owd potter!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Sycamore ... get it out somehow!!! 😖 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Thanks all. Not worth keeping in the garden then? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    You’ll regret it if you do. They’re huge trees ... quite quick growing, they attract sticky aphids and make heavy shade that shades out most of your garden plants ... and their seeds get everywhere and most of them grow ... as you’ve discovered ...

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Thank you. I'll get thr spade out the garage now! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    In my opinion they are the dandelions of the tree world - agree with Dove get rid while you can and look around the rest of your garden as there will probably be more.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    Theres another tree 2 meters away from this slightly taller at around 7ft tall. I think it's a horse chestnut. I'll post a photo ..
  • LeeBriLeeBri Posts: 21
    edited April 2020
    Sycamore is no more. This is the other tree about 8ft and 4ft wide 
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