My Garden » Forums » Plants » Identification » Tree identification help please!
Last post 07-07-2012 9:51 PM by Silver surfer. 9 replies.
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Evening all, hope no-one has been drowned out with the dreadful weather!
Wonder if I could pick the gardeners' brains here as I've Googled for ages today and also in the past with just no joy in identifying the tree in my garden
The reason it's bugging me again is due to the fact I've just lost my privacy due to an idiot chopping of a HUGE branch without permission and not even qualified to do so
He was ONLY, it seems, meant to lightly trim a couple of fine branches that overhang next door
Caught him hacking away but by then too late
As it's a Housing Trust they have apologised profusely for the damage but now I'm having to find something that will fill the gap (Cordyline/Yucca/Palm? I'm researching!)
Anyway the tree is really slow growing and has the oddest seed pods that stay attached all Winter.
Just loooooong single pods that are dark if I recall
It's not a False Acacia though similar
It's not a Honey or Black Locust as no thorns
Ash? But the pods are soooo different
Big thanks for any help
More pics coming, sorry didn't realise only one pic per post!
Why can't I add more photos to the next posts?!
Oh dear. That is sad for your tree.
Your pic do not show enough detail so it is rather a question of elimination.
What about Styphnolobium japonica?
Used to be called Sophora japonica.
This had odd pods.
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Hi Silver Surfer, many thanks for your reply
I've looked at your link and not that one sadly
I'm trying to add more photos and it's just not letting me for some odd reason, it just stays on the post reply page
I'll keep trying, perhaps I can edit and change the photos!
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Hurrah! More photos!
I am also paragraphing but it's all bunched up...I know I must be doing something wrong but apologies meanwhile until I figure this forum out
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And lastly to make you all weep, here's the butchered branch!
New pics help. Thanks.
But still difficult to be sure.
Possibly Pterocarya fraxinifolia?
In theory it is legal to remove any /all branches that are overhanging a boundary.
Law says they have to offer you the branches back. Not a lot of consollation for you.
Omg!!! You're a genius Silver Surfer!!
That's it exactly!
Suffice to say not that common but I love it
Well, I'm hooked here now so will be back pestering for ideas to fill the gap and get my privacy back
Thanks SO much again :0)
Glad to help.
Just one small point.. this tree is usually horrendous for sending out suckers.
Be careful. They grow HUGE.
They may have done a favour.
It is not a tree for a small garden.
More suited to large parkland.