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Silver Birch

Observed: 16th July 2013 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Intriguing bark pattern. Couldn't get any really good images of the leaves. Have included more images than usual to aid ID. Silver Birch is just my best guess.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which White Poplar (Populus alba) interacts

Comments

ex-royal's picture

I agree White Poplar

but have no idea how to remove my initial ID so that the correct one can take precedence.

Alan

Rachy Ramone's picture

You can't...

...but that's ok, iSpot like us to leave our mistakes - not to make us feel small in any way, but because it shows the pattern of progression of the ID.

Other people will look at your initial assessment and think "oh, yes, I can see why that confusion would arise, the bark is a bit like birch" and hopefully next time they see bark like this, they will look more closely at the leaves, and will spot the difference.

Don't worry about it, we all get things wrong sometimes!

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

Amadan's picture

"Don't worry about it, we all get things wrong sometimes!"

Some of us do it a lot! But it's part of the learning process. At least that's what I tell myself.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Hard to tell..

.. which Poplar it is, without photos of mature foliage.

Although with big trees like this, the foliage can be way out of reach, you can often find fallen leaves below the tree, and occasionally complete twigs with fresh foliage.

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