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Please help ID these trees.


Could somebody ID these four trees?










  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    Sorry Malcolm I cannot help.

    For some reason though Tree 2 reminds me of an Alder Buckthorn (green berries that go red then purple/black).

    Are they in your garden or in the wild? Or somewhere semi-wild like a park?

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    First one looks like some kind of poplar. Not sure about two and three. Four I need a stepladder.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    1 could be Sorbus torminalis, the wild service tree

    if you could do some more photos or supply any more information it would help


  • Everybody, thanks for your replays. Peter E17, it's a semi-wild garden surrounding the holiday house.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,800

    3 might be a fruit tree of some kind, but hard to tell from those photos I'm afraid. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • PeterE17PeterE17 Posts: 129

    Thanks Malcolm but that leads to another question: where is the holiday house? In UK or farther afield?

    Nutcutlet, I'm not sure about Sorbus Torminalis; not enough lobes on the leaves to my mind and it tends to be a tree of ancient woodland or hedgerows and is slow to spread. But there's always an exception, so it could be.

    Dove, Tree 3 looks fruity to me too, possibly even an apple or pear of some kind.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    The possibly sorbus does look like a young tree and may have been planted fairly recently. I planted 2 of them here about 20 years ago.

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    First tree could be Morus alba, a White Mulberry Tree. The second one, I think could be Aronia melanocarpa, Black Chokeberry. Third photo is not clear enough. I think the fourth one could be Ailanthus altissima, a Tree of Heaven, judging from the leaves. 




  • Thanks all for your replies. I compared all the suggestions with available pictures on the net. I also asked the same question on a few other forums and based on the replies and the picture comparison the most probably the first one is mulberry, the second one is quince, the third one is some kind of cherry, and fourth one is ash tree.

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