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Mystery tree

Observed: 7th October 2011 By: TrinityTrinity’s reputation in PlantsTrinity’s reputation in PlantsTrinity’s reputation in Plants
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Fell down in garden during high winds. Has been dug up and bonsai'd cos we couldn't replant it as was too damaged, don't know what it is....

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Species with which Elm (Ulmus) interacts

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Refugee's picture

Elm

The group of fungi in one of your other observations supports that there is the stump and sucker growth from a mature Elm tree there.

Refugee

MatthewGirling's picture

Leaves

Can you tell us how long the leaves are, and are they rough to the touch on the upper surface?

Matthew

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At a close guess, I'd say

At a close guess, I'd say they were about 6" give or take in length and roughly 3" in width, I do have other trees in the garden the same as this one, I'll try and get a photo for you...

Trinity

MatthewGirling's picture

Wych Elm

With 6" leaves, I'd suggest it is Wych Elm. Although my book says wych elm doesn't make suckers.

Matthew

Refugee's picture

Sucker growth

I have seen Elm suckers that grow fast with larger leaves and no flowers in spring from roots that have come from a stump of one that has had the top cut away by disease. It is one of the Elms that produces the "corky" bits on the bark as can be seen near where the twigs join the stem.

Refugee

MatthewGirling's picture

Corky flanges

I saw the corky flanges but I didn't realise this would rule out Wych Elm. Maybe a hybrid? 6 inch leave seem big for any other elm.

Matthew