John K. Bucknall's picture

What Tree is this?

Observed: 29th November 2012 By: John K. Bucknall
Tree Bark
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) interacts

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Rachy Ramone's picture

*sigh* More info, please

Any chance of photos of:

1) the whole tree
2) close-up of the leaves/needles/scales
3) close-up of the buds
4) close-up of any cones

?

Thank you.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Peachysteve's picture

I'm not sure at all

Somehow my "it might be this" has become "I'm as sure as I can be" which I'm not. I can't find a way to edit this statement but that would be useful.

Peachysteve's picture

Examples

I made a couple of posts to show examples of this kind of pattern on sycamore http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/319056
and horse chestnut
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/319054

I'm sure many other trees with flaky bark exhibit these marks.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Fascinating...

...many thanks for those links, Steve, what an interesting phenomenon: I have never seen that before.

By which I mean I have never noticed it, ha ha.

Does that mean the tree is dying, if the bark is all flaking off?

Any ideas about the red colouration?

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY