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#355354 - 7th Oct 2009 8:20pm Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library
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Can anyone help me with identifying what type of tree that is planted along the Borough Road border of Birkenhead Central Library.

I initially thought it was a type of Ash, or possibly Willow, but the leaves look kind of feathery, and are turning the most beautiful auburn colour at the moment.

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#355378 - 7th Oct 2009 9:07pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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Is it a deep plum red leaf, maybe a beech

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#355901 - 9th Oct 2009 6:33pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: pacef8]
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The leaves are turning a deep reddish purple, but I don't think it is a beech.

One of my colleagues, who walks past on the way to work, actually brought a leaf sample in today for me to look at.

The leaves are pinnate, with each leaflet about two inches long, and very narrow, with serrated edges.

Must admit I'm a bit stumped on this one!

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#418573 - 7th Jul 2010 5:00pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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I still haven't worked out what these trees are, but I have noticed more of them, planted alongside the footpath between the petrol station & MacDonalds at Upton Sainsburys.

Anyone got any idea?

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#418575 - 7th Jul 2010 5:21pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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if u can post a picture up ill be able to identify it for you wink
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#418591 - 7th Jul 2010 7:28pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: jabber_Ish]
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If the leaves are feathery and turning orange or red colours it could be a type of Rowan tree. Theyre well known for their coloured leaves.

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#418625 - 7th Jul 2010 10:12pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: Handbag]
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Originally Posted By: jabber
if u can post a picture up ill be able to identify it for you wink


Embarrassingly, I'm not that technically proficient!



Originally Posted By: Handbag
If the leaves are feathery and turning orange or red colours it could be a type of Rowan tree. Theyre well known for their coloured leaves.


There are some Rowan trees there, but the majority, whilst similar, are more feathery & delicate looking. I've tried googling, and {black} walnut looks promising, but I can't find a good enough image to be certain.

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#418626 - 7th Jul 2010 10:23pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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Not the best pictures, I too thought some were Rowen. 14 Pictures altogether so 3 posts required


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#418627 - 7th Jul 2010 10:24pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: diggingdeeper]
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#418629 - 7th Jul 2010 10:25pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: diggingdeeper]
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#418630 - 7th Jul 2010 10:26pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Lime, Willow, and Sycamore.
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#418659 - 8th Jul 2010 6:35am Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: Capt_America]
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Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Lime, Willow, and Sycamore.


Thanks diggingdeeper - the photos in the first of your three posts are exactly what I'm talking about - beautiful trees aren't they?

So are these willow then Capt?


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#418660 - 8th Jul 2010 7:43am Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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not so sure the first is a lime as the leaves would be more oval

2nd is a willow (salix alba possibly)
3rd is a London plane (platanus x hispanica)


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#430828 - 12th Sep 2010 8:18pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: jabber_Ish]
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The more I look at them, I do think they are some sort of willow - possibly a hybrid?

Anyway, the leaves are just starting to turn into autumn colour, so if you are passing, give them a glance - they are particularly beautiful at this time of year.

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#430829 - 12th Sep 2010 8:20pm Re: Trees outside Birkenhead Central Library [Re: 24424m]
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I was just noticing today how many trees are starting to yellow, seems a bit early considering the weather, but some nights are getting quite cooler which is probably the trigger.
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