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  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT

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    There used to be a gardening section-

    Im updating my home insurance & low & behold L&G need to know what sort of tree I have outside!!!

    Anyone help????

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree1.jpg

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree2.jpg

    Many thanks

    Steve

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  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side
  • Weather Preferences: Storms storms and more storms
  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side
    Mods feel free to move this-

    There used to be a gardening section-

    Im updating my home insurance & low & behold L&G need to know what sort of tree I have outside!!!

    Anyone help????

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree1.jpg

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree2.jpg

    Many thanks

    Steve

    were the fading flowers a bright lemony/limy green a few weeks ago?

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  • Location: South Pole
  • Location: South Pole
    Mods feel free to move this-

    There used to be a gardening section-

    Im updating my home insurance & low & behold L&G need to know what sort of tree I have outside!!!

    Anyone help????

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree1.jpg

    http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07212&f=tree2.jpg

    Many thanks

    Steve

    Hi Steve, that's a beech.

    They'll be assessing risk of subsidence. Beech is OK, their roots don't sprawl as much as, say, oak, poplar or willow (devil).

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
    Hi Steve, that's a beech.

    Have to disagree there, looks like a Whitebeam Sorbus aria to me, beech has smaller more spear shaped leaves and not the flower bracts Steve's photo shows.

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  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
    Have to disagree there, looks like a Whitebeam Sorbus aria to me, beech has smaller more spear shaped leaves and not that the flower bracts Steve's photo shows.

    thanks for the replies folks so far-

    Will a closer picture of the flowers/buds make it easier??????????/

    S

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

    Here's a few links to what i think it is:

    http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o508-whitebeam.php

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitebeam

    Definately looks like Whitebeam to me looking at that close-up photo.

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
    Have to disagree there, looks like a Whitebeam Sorbus aria to me, beech has smaller more spear shaped leaves and not the flower bracts Steve's photo shows.

    Totally agree there it`s the flowers that give it away and the leaves with the white underside, there`s none around here though.

    Beech it definately is not as you said quite alot of them around here. :)

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  • Location: consett co durham
  • Location: consett co durham
    Totally agree there it`s the flowers that give it away and the leaves with the white underside, there`s none around here though.

    Beech it definately is not as you said quite alot of them around here. :)

    yip whitebeam,i promise you quite invasive.and i would consider removal.nothing to have sleepless nights over though :)

    yip whitebeam,i promise you quite invasive.and i would consider removal.nothing to have sleepless nights over though :)

    looking at the pic youve got nothing to worry about for at least 40 years either.root prunning will keep it well in check.peter

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Yes, it's a whitebeam, there is one just up the road from me, looks identical.

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    ah Whitebeam we have a couple of those at the end of our road they are lovely trees, they have only just come out in flower here as its a bit colder.

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Something interesting about the naming of the Whitebeam which is worthy of note. Beam means tree, so with a Whitebeam and Hornbeam it is incorrect to follow with tree in a sentence :D

    IE, Whitebeam tree > :D

    :p

    Russ.

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