Thought this was a corsican pine but the bark threw me?
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... but pines have needles in clusters of 2, 3 or 5 (there are obscure 1-needled pines). Pinus nigra is a 2-needled pine.
The bark doesn't look like it belongs to a pine, it more resembles that of Robinia pseudoacacia, See photograph from Keele University, here (http://www.keele.ac.uk/arboretum/trees/species/falseacacia/) for comparison, complete with similar burrs on the trunk.
..and if you check the base of the tree, there are dead broadleaves lying around.
OK, it's not a terribly high-def picture, but I can see leaves, and can't see a mass of needles, so I'm leaning towards non-pine on this one.
Odd question, but was the photo definitly taken in August? There seem to be a lot of dead leaves around.
Perhaps the poster could return to the site and take a photo looking upwards into the tree's foliage: and could you please also take clear photos of the leaf litter on the ground at the base. This might help us with the ID.
The "location" shows it on a cross-roads in the high street, but it looks more like a park with a footpath: if it's a park, there is more chance that it's a planted ornamental tree.
Finally, it almost looks as though there are suckers at the base of the tree, although they could be understory greenery - it's not a very clear picture. Better pics of this would be helpful: if they are suckers with leaves, we can look at the leaves, and if it's a bramble or something, we can ignore it.
Return visit, then, please!
How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
... that the location is what iSpot offers if you enter Stowmarket as a location, and the actual location could be anywhere in the town.
I thought it unlikely there would be a woodland on a major crossroads.
Is this the location-error-problem that was mentioned in the forums a while ago? Or input error?
Either way, perhaps we could ask for the creator to give us a description of the actual location - public park? Private garden? Woodland nearby?
(When I say "creator" I mean of this observation, of course...)
that consists of iSpot recording an incorrect (ranging from a few kilometers out to in the middle of the Indian Ocean) location, apparently when selecting a location as maximum zoom in satellite mode.
In this case what I think has happened is that Stowmarket has been entered as a location, and that the user didn't realize that iSpot converts it to a more specific location that just the town, or didn't understand how to adjust the recorded location.
... ok, I'll come out and say it, could "Nature naive" (or "L" if we are being informal) please update the location to be a bit more accurate? You just have to zoom in a bit more before placing the marker.
Or, if it's too late to Edit it, can you please describe the location, as that might help us to ID your tree for you.
Lat/Lng: 52.1889, 0.9977
OS grid ref: TM050587