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Trying to ID this plant

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 540
Some plants grow so fast at this time of year. I am always potting on to the next size pot. The plant below is now at a decent size, yet I have no idea what it is. I need to ID it before it is is eaten!
The leaves are sort of triangular in shape


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Looks like Silver Birch, Betula Pendula.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 540
    I will put that tree name in to the tree App and see what it throws up. 

    Certainly I did not have a clue Borderline. Thanks for your advice.
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 540
    It checks out on the App. 

    A beneficial species to have around apparently:

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    They also grow a mat of shallow roots which extends out as far as their canopy and makes life very difficult for plants trying to grow around them.  The nutrients they share come from autumn leaf fall.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,602
    There's  a ginormous one across the road from us that sheds tons of seed every year. I am forever pulling up the seedlings.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • young codgeryoung codger Posts: 540
    @Obelixx ixx
    There is an area at the end of my front garden where the lawn ends. From here to the boundary wall is about 8 feet. The width is about 20 feet.

    This area is basically barren, except from a few weeds that grow.I understand what you are saying.

    Only this afternoon I was digging up comfrey on this area to put in buckets. I had to get the pick out due to the mass of tree roots from a massive Ash, just below the surface.
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