Fairly sure this is a Beech sapling that has appeared in my son's garden but would appreciate confirmation
Is it a type of birch?
I think it looks like birch too.
“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
Winnie the Pooh
Oh good that's a keeper then. It's a fairly small garden but the local housing association built houses just the other side of the back fence so he has a gable end for a view and no money to buy large plants. Hopefully it will turn out to be an interesting one. Thank you both.