pip.hughes25's picture

Unknown tree species

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: pip.hughes25
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Leyland Cypress (Cupressus x leylandii) interacts


Rachy Ramone's picture

Well, it could be...

... but it's hard to tell from photos - sorry, Pip! Cupressacea are a really difficult set to get to grips with.

I hate to say this, but did you sniff the foliage? (I say that, as I have a really poor sense of smell, but some people are luckier) According to some people, the smell of a conifer (crush some of the smallest branchlets between your fingers) can help to ID it.

The general "untidiness" of the tree would suggest Leylandii.

Close-ups of the leaf scales would also help with ID - please see below my signature for a cheap way to get good close-ups.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
Field Guides for Budding Botanists: