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I wonder if anyone could identify this tree- it was planted by landscapers in my brother's new build.  The developers cannot help.  Any suggestions would be gratefully received.  It is deciduous.  Thank you.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,986

    I can't get to the photos TreeQuestimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    You can't attach photos that way.  Save them from your email to a folder and then press the little green tree icon and follow instructions to upload them here.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • TreeQuestTreeQuest Posts: 5

    Doh, I'll try again...

  • TreeQuestTreeQuest Posts: 5






     Hope this is better!  Let me know if you still can't see it....


  • TreeQuestTreeQuest Posts: 5

    I must admit the first I thought was it was an apple tree because of the leaves but the shape put me off a little, also there were no blossoms.  I showed it to a gardener friend and she said apple too- apparently there is a column shaped apple?

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    there are columnar shaped ornamental pears, e.g. Pyrus communis Beech Hill and Pyrus caleyrana Chanticleer which have been planted a lot quite recently on strets and places like retail parks. Leaves look more like Pear than Apple.

  • TreeQuestTreeQuest Posts: 5

    Actually, I'm looking at my own pear tree at the mo and they are pear leaves- it's a shame they aren't edible- thanks Invicta2.  That makes sense because my brother's neighbour was given a crab apple type tree in her new plot.I'll review them for size and when they will start to blossom. 

    My brother is also tackling  the bind weed that the landscaper kindly rotovated (is that a word!)  for him!

    It's all over his new lawn!



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