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JackieWJackieW Posts: 15
Hello, I have three self seeded trees in my garden, I should say in pots in my garden and I am not sure what any of them are. Therefore, I am wondering if any of you lovely people out there can help me identify them?
I am thinking one may be a beech but it doesn't have the hair edge to it's leaves, one I thought a sycamore but totally unsure and the final one I am convinced is a Goat Willow. Our neighbours have a Goat Willow in their garden which throws out seed like there is no tomorrow. Please see attached photo's, any help will be gratefully received.


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,495
    Yes, sycamore, beech, goat willow. You can keep the beech, they make good hedging plants, if you haven't space for a tree :)
  • JackieWJackieW Posts: 15
    Thank you Buttercupdays, I will certainly have to find new homes for these beauties. 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,074
    Unless you have a big garden, I wouldn't keep them, especially the sycamore which will be very big. Maybe beech, as it can be pruned.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • JackieWJackieW Posts: 15
    Thanks Busy-Lizzie we don’t have a garden large enough so will look to donating them to a nature reserve. ❤️
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,425
    Beech OK. Nature reserves near us are getting rid of sycamores, to let the light in more.
  • JackieWJackieW Posts: 15
    Hi fidgitbones I will see how it goes, really don’t want to be sending to the compost heap. 
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