The tree kind of resembles an ash but has green buds, there are pinnate leaflets with rounded tips


close up of leaflets



This tree is located in Cambidgeshire in the United Kingdom

  • I'll consult the resident botanist and see what she says. Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 16:25
  • Young Manna Ash?
    – ShemSeger
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 17:28
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    @ChrisJ -- Identification is not possible with these pictures alone. Do you have any that are zoomed out farther? One of the key identification criteria is the arrangement of the branches. Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 0:09
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    At first sight it looks like the walnut trees we have here (Romania). Are there some fruits/remains under it? Did you try to crush the leaves and smell them? Walnut leaves have a strong, typical smell...
    – Akabelle
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 10:31
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    @Akabelle oooh it does look a lot like a walnut tree, I'll check
    – Chris J
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 10:41

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I would say it is a walnut tree. The bole is flat, and at first sight it seems that someone cut the lower branches of it (at some point when the tree was younger). The leaves also look like the ones of walnut.

If it has no fruits on the branches then it might be a bad year, or some hail destroyed the harvest, or the tree might have some illness (see points on the lower leaves).

Disclaimer: I am not a botanist, we just have a lot of walnut trees in our orchard.

  • Even in a bad year there would be evidence of nuts on the ground from previous years. A quick look should confirm this. Personally, I think your correct as we have many walnut trees here too.
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 0:21
  • @Chris J, did the tree have some nuts last year? :)
    – Akabelle
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 9:55

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