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John Forrest

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Can you name this tree please
« on: May 29, 2007, 10:47:23 PM »
I took this picture in the local park and I have been trying to think of its name for ages but can't bring it to mind. can anybody put me out of my misery?
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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 10:50:12 PM »
Beech.
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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 10:52:13 PM »
John,

Just a guess from the picture...but I'd say you're looking at the male flowers of a beech...Fagus such-or-other...

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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 12:47:14 AM »
Or hornbeam?
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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 10:07:30 AM »
I'd go with beech also, perhaps the purple beech as there seems to be a hint of purple in the leaves. Not hornbeam, I think, as the hornbeam has those 'honesty - type' seedheads.

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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 10:14:28 AM »
I'd say Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea').
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 02:58:16 PM »
Of course, Anthony. Forgive  my 'senior' moment.

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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 07:04:52 PM »
Copper Beech wins the prize Anthony. Talk about senior moments Paddy, mine seem to be streching into senior hours or even days. Of all the millions of times I have seen copper beech, I can honestly say that I have never noticed the flowers. Just shows what taking photographs does to focus the attention (if not the mind  ???)
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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 11:29:17 PM »
Funny you should say that John. Neither have I. Must go and have a look.

I have some seedlings coming up in pots, but one labelled Quercus coccinea (Kermes Oak) I had to check because it looks even more like a holly than its parent! Definitely growing from an acorn though. ::)
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007, 10:50:01 AM »
John,

Your comment about photography and focusing one's attention is so very true. On many, many occasions I have been amazed by what I have noticed about a well-known plant while taking a photograph. Photography involves careful looking in order to record the picture and it really does make us look more closely at things. And very ofter I have found that it was when viewing the photograph later that I might notice the something previously unnoticed.

I heard a comment on memory and advancing years on the radio recently which said that our memories do not decline with the advance of years; we forgot just as much when young but now we notice that we forget things. It's all a matter of perception.

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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2007, 11:36:50 PM »
Unfortunately one of the main things I notice are the aphids on my plants that I can no longer see without my specs.
That's a very positive view of memory Paddy, I shall quote it (if I can remember) :-\
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Re: Can you name this tree please
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 05:54:11 AM »
Anthony, Kermes Oak is Quercus coccifera.  Scarlet Oak is Quercus coccinea.  Scarlet Oaks are one of my favorite trees, especially if you can get the dark burgundy red foliage color in the Fall.  Not all of them will color that way.
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