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What type of tree is this?

LupinmacLupinmac Posts: 16


Hi all,
To many im sure this is a daft question, but what type of tree is this? 

And as you can see its lost the shape it was once pruned to, when is the best time of year to cut it?

Many thanks





  • It looks like a fir tree of some kind 

  • Edd conifer is the word I was looking for lmao

  • LupinmacLupinmac Posts: 16

    Thanks, is there a better time of year to prune it?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Does it need pruning? It's tiny. Or is that a trick of the camera.

    With conifers if you cut off the green, leaving any leafless stem, that's how it stays. Leaves don't regrow.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,255

    I think that's its natural habit of growth - don't think it's one of those conical types.   

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

  • LupinmacLupinmac Posts: 16

    Nutcutlet - it's about 3 foot.  When I moved in it appeared shaped and now a couple of years later it is untidy.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Must be the magic of the camera, looks fine from hereimage

  • LupinmacLupinmac Posts: 16

    Looking at the photo it does look tinyimage  and in the grand scale of trees it is. 

    I just want to tidy it up, and definitely don't want to end up with a huge tree.  

  • LupinmacLupinmac Posts: 16

    Thanks Mike Allen, i have just googled that.  I will have a look during daylight hours.

    I will have to double check if it's wooden though image 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315

    sorry to have to disagree with you Mike, but to me , it looks more like some form of Chamaecyparis.

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