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Tree identification please

Another tree has escaped my identification ability.  Muchas Gracias for any help.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,265
    Hello Mitchio. It could possibly be a mulberry tree.
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,661
    Is this tree in UK?

    If you look at the stem there are tiny round leaflets at the base of the leaf stalk.
    These are called stipules.
    Morus...common name Mulberry do not have these.
    I would be happier to see flowers, seeds, berries to aid with id.

    This is just a suggestion...
    A tree that is large and has stipules on the alternate leaves, is Salix sp...common name Willow.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you for your comments.

    I didn't even know that stipules where a thing.

    This tree is in Kent.  I've had my eye on it for a while and haven't seen it flower.  I shall keep my eye on it.

    It's a beautiful tree. The picture doesn't do it justice.
  • Having followed the buds that have formed I now think that it is a goat willow (Salix caprea).  Thanks for the guidance.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,661
    edited September 2020
    Salix caprea looks good.
    Sadly it often appears on these forums as an id question.....
    as a young tree /weed that has appeared suddenly in a garden. They grow quickly.

    There are male trees and female trees.
    Pic 1 and 2 female flower releasing seeds.
    Pic 3 male flower.
    In spring if this tree is female you will see masses of seed heads that on a dry day will turn the ground under it white, as the seeds float away.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Cheers, I'll look out for this in spring
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