Re: [pfaf] Re: on the subject of treess...any good books
- The buds are opposite- so it must be a sycamore. The tree book I have been using describes London Planes as one of the easiest tree to identify from their bark as it is like no other! I think I am going to get a better book- any recommendations? I looked at a copy of a friend's (quite old) botanical identifying based tree book- which I found took longer to work out than the pretty pictures in my current book- however going through a step by step, worded, identification is probably more useful for confirmation- Is there the best of both worlds out there???
Richard Morris <webweaver@...> wrote:
--- In email@example.com, Geir Flatabø <geirf@u...> wrote:
> It could be a sycamore
> Acer pseudoplatanus (= false Platanus)
> Geir Flatabø
> hill michael skrev:
> > Are there any tree experts out there who can tell me what tree
> > this is-
> > A tree with the bark of a London Plane (flaking scales to reveal
> > yellow) but with buds that look nothing like they should- more like a
> > sycamore???
> > an somebody reveal the identity so I don't have to wait till spring!
> > cheers!
> > mike***
Are the leaves (buds) opposite or alternate? Is like
L L L L L
L L L L L
Planes have alternate leaves, sycamore have opposite leaves.
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