Growing in ancient woodland. Leaves look (and smell) like apple. But the tree looks too tall to be an apple tree?
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Crab apple was my first impression when I saw the leaves and twig. And if it smells like an apple, I'd tend to stick with Malus sp. It certainly does look a bit on the substantial side although M. sylvestris can exceed 40ft. How tall is this one? And are there any signs of blossom?
No sign of blossom at that time. I estimate the size to be 35-40m based on my photo.
Could you be specific about location?
I'd like to visit this tree in the autumn to see if I could ID it more accurately?
Lat/Lng: 51.3, -2.4
OS grid ref: ST7261