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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Lunar Wood » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:28 pm

A simple way to tell Plane [Platanus] from Sycamore [Acer platanoides] is that the buds are opposite each other on the twig/stem of an Acer and arranged alternately on Planes.
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:54 pm

I'm sure your tree identification skills are par excellence Lunar, which makes up for your Latin failings. :lol: What you attribute to Sycamore is actually the Latin for Norway Maple.

I'm sure we're all now gagging to discover what these mystical trees are?
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby splodger » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:38 pm

paws if you are going to ridicule other posters - and state they have made an error - the least you can do is post what you think the "correction" might be.

ie. sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) - family Aceraceae
might even help if you expanded on your latin expertise - eg - the latin name for acer means sharp (as maples were used for spears by the romans)
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby oldclaypaws » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:43 pm

the least you can do is post what you think the "correction" might be.


But that would be repeating myself Splodger, if you read the earlier threads, I said
My Sycamores (Acer pseudoplatanus) are smooth and not peeling,


I'd hardly call it ridiculing, as the comment also contained a compliment, just being playfully accurate.

"Te ivisse 'Specsavers' Splodgum", as they said in ancient Rome.
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Andy M » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:12 pm

I suspect Splodger is a third declension proper noun, so does not have a "-um" ending and should be written as Splodger, o Veteres Lutum Pedes!
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Lunar Wood » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:32 pm

Play nicely children.
My lunch out... I meant pseudoplatanus.
I was just trying to help with a definitive way to tell the difference between Planes and Acers when they are not in leaf.
I wasn't necessarily saying that it was either of these two species.
I have seen this platey bark exhibited on Sycamores as small as 30cm in diameter.
A picture of a twig would help.
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Lunar Wood » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:06 pm

So...
With two years gone by.
When your mystery tree came into leaf what did it turn out to be in the end?
An Acer (Maple), a Platanus (Plane), or something else entirely?
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Wendelspanswick » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:13 pm

I forgot to look!
:oops:
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Terry » Mon May 30, 2016 5:40 am

Go on relieve the suspense - must have some leaves by now???

:D
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Re: Tree Identification

Postby Wendelspanswick » Mon May 30, 2016 7:55 am

Well there has been some development but not what you'd expect. During the last storm one half of the twin stems parted company at the base from its sibling and wiped out its neighbour on its way down, snapping the 24" plus stem about 8' above ground.
And I still haven't got round to identifying it properly!
I have some pictures of the storm damaged trees which I will post and I am up there again today so I will make an effort to identify it.
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