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NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

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Title says it all really!  Anyone help? 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696

    It looks like a bit like a fig. Can you see any tiny fruit where the leaves meet the stems?

    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,167

    IT LOOKS A BIT LIKE A FIELD MAPLE TO ME.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

    No fruit when Ive looked Hostafan - 

    pansyface- leaves do look very similar! 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696

    the leaves looked more deeply lobed , but maybe it's just the photo, or my imagination. 

    I'm happy to be proved wrong though.

    Field maple becomes a very big tree pretty quickly. I'd be wary of one anywhere near my house.

    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,167

    I'M NOT CERTAIN, JUST A GUESS.

    IF IT IS ONE, I HOPE YOU DIDN'T PAY A LOT FOR IT. THEY ARE VERY FREE WITH THEIR SEEDLINGS AND YOU WILL SOON HAVE A SMALL FOREST.image

    Last edited: 05 June 2017 18:59:15

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    The fissured bark on your tree is very similar to my Liquidambar styraciflua ; your tree is very possibly L.styraciflua 'Rotundifolia' ; does it show good autumn colouration ? The crushed foliage sometimes smells like turpentine . Hope that I'm correct . (They are known as Sweet Gums in their native U.S.A. ).

    Take good care of it !

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    A large-leaved form of Acer campestre (field-maple) cannot be ruled out .

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,718

    Notyalca please can you add a clear close up of a twig with leaves.

    I studied the pic and believe the leaves to be opposite.

    Acer have opposite leaves.

    Liquidambar have alternate leaves.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,718

    P.S As the tree ages Acer campestre also develops corky bark.

    http://www.saps.org.uk/trees/field.htm

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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