Please help - what species of tree is this?

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  1. potatoarms macrumors member

    potatoarms

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    Hello

    Hoping someone here can help me.

    I went to a local town and saw this tree today - thought it looked brill..

    Do you know what species it is? Bugging me :D

    Thanks
    Potatoarms
     

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  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    The larch.*

    * Name the source of this for 10 points. ;)

    (I don't really know what kind of tree it is.)
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Monty Python... but which album? :confused:

    On topic: It looks a little like the Macrocarpas that you get in New Zealand, but that's just a wild guess. I know nothing about trees.
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    It was one of the Flying Circus episodes...

    Is the above tree possibly a cedar?
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It's an evergreen certainly, a cedar is a good guess, but which? Not much chance of telling without a closeup photo.

    You can google for plant identification, there are forums for plant identification which have people who are more fanatical than Mac users are about Macs...
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Anohter vote for some kind of cedar. <-- Maybe you can find the exact kind by some of the links the ever surprising Wikipedia. :)
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I thought cedar was cheese:confused:

    EDIT: Ok thats cheddar
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    yup an evergreen but i cant really tell from that far shot


    Bless
     
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  10. potatoarms thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks ever so much :) There are some well clever people on here.
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Oh no. Trees. I'm still recovering after being stranded in Eureka, CA for over a week. The locals were kind enough to take us on a tour of the logging factory and the surrounding Redwood forests. Amazing, totally amazing for the first day or so. But by the fourth day, it had got a tad boring.

    I still love trees really. :p You can't beat a nice willow or an old beech.
     
  12. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Did you get a good look at the tree close-up? Did you look at the leaves? Did it have cones, like small pine-cones?

    Actually, clayj, it does look like a Larch, a common conifer (has cones for seeds/contains seeds) in England. It's flat top can be confusing, but it's possible it's an older tree so many limbs have fallen or it's been trimmed many times.

    Check out The Royal Forestry Society for more information. Hopefully, you'll get a fellow Brit to better identify the tree.
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    It would be really funny if, in the process of making a joke, I actually happened to get the right answer. :)
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    Well I might be wrong and perhaps it is a Larch or whatever, but it has the very characteristic shape of a Cedar tree (no googling involved; the Cedar has always been a favourite tree of mine and there are several around the Bucks/Berks counties)
     
  15. clayj macrumors 604

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    I agree... it's got that flattened-out appearance, like a pine tree that's been run through a press.
     
  16. ssj300 macrumors member

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    if that tree is in central park, its the central park tree
     

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