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. – Russell Steen Aug 30 '16 at 16:25
  • Young Manna Ash? – ShemSeger Aug 30 '16 at 17:28
  • @ShemSeger again it looks close, I'm sure this is some kind of ash, this was missing the points on the end of the leaves – Chris J Aug 30 '16 at 18:23
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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. – Russell Steen Aug 31 '16 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 Sep 1 '16 at 10:31

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 Sep 3 '16 at 0:21
  • @Chris J, did the tree have some nuts last year? :) – Akabelle Jul 3 '19 at 9:55

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