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Help identify this tree.

Post  Dreamcast on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:58 pm

This tree was collected a couple of days ago, have no idea what species it is, it was collected on a cliff near a lake.
Anyone have a guess?

Buds have many scales in a zigzag pattern.

At the base there seams to be a lot of small buds.


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Re: Help identify this tree.

Post  JimLewis on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Not much to go on.  And that goes for why you collected it, too.  I wouldn't expend a lot of effort to collect what might turn out to be an unsuitable plant.

The buds look vaguely apple-ish.

Show us a leaf when it is fully out.

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Post  David Brunner on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:21 pm

Hello Dreamcast - Yes, Jim is right, there is very little here yet for a certain identification. When the tree leafs out we might have a better chance at helping.

From the photo of the winter bud this looks vaguely like a hornbeam given the small and imbricate bud scales – but please understand this is just a wild guess at present.

Good luck with the tree and send us a photo of the leaves and flowers when you see them. That will make identification much easier and much more certain.
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Post  Dreamcast on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 am

Jim, David, Thanks for the replys and i will post pictures when in leaf. Smile

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Post  Torbjörn on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:53 pm

Im guessing Quercus Robur.

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Post  arihato on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:05 pm

I'm in the Quercus camp

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Post  David Brunner on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:47 pm

Torbjorn and Arihato - I think you are both on track!  The buds of Quercus do have small and tightly imbricate bud scales.  Thanks for the help!  Spring will let us know much more!

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Post  arihato on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:04 pm

It was the ray pattern on the wood in you other post that was what gave it away for me

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Post  Dreamcast on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:25 pm

Thanks guys! when i collected it i actually though of a future design in the lines of a very old oak tree so if it's indeed a Quercus i will be very happy, but have read they can be somewhat difficult for Bonsai and to be collected successfully.
Hope it survives.


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Post  Dreamcast on Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:56 am

Oak it is, and one that is also growing very well. Smile


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Post  David Brunner on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:13 am

Well: congratulations Dreamcast! You seem to have a very nice Quercus robur. Torbjorn and Arihato were absolutely right. I wish you all the best with this tree. Please keep us posted on its progress.

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Post  Dreamcast on Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:54 am

David, thanks! will start a thread when developing of the tree starts for real, now it will be let to just grow free for maybe 2 year. Smile

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