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TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
Does anyone know what this tree might be? We've got lots of saplings (first photo) and there's also a more mature tree (second photo). 



Thanks.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,475
    Hello TimmyMagic. The sapling could be goat willow.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,134
    Those leaves look like a cornus to me. 
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  • TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
    Ladybird4 said:
    Hello TimmyMagic. The sapling could be goat willow.
    Thanks. That was my first thought as the bark looks very similar. We have a very nice goat willow elsewhere and I've just gone and checked it, but the leaves are quite different, so I don't think it is.
  • TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
    Those leaves look like a cornus to me. 
    Here is another photo of the leaves:



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,134
    edited May 2021
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,475
    edited May 2021
    Goat Willow Salix caprea - British Trees - Woodland Trust
    This is a picture of a goat willow sapling and you are right TimmyMagic, the leaves do not look right. The goat willow leaves look more coarse.
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  • TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
    "Dogwood is a small broadleaf shrub, typically found growing along woodland edges and in hedgerows of southern England."

    Well that all checks out, as it's a woodland area at the back of our garden - in southern England. Nothing has been planted there in decades and it's mostly sycamores, hazel, etc. 

    I want to plant a proper native hedge. Do you think these saplings would be suitable, as there are so many of them?  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,134
    Absolutely ... a perfect tree for a native wildlife hedge. 
    Lucky you. 😊 
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