Trees and Shrubs forum: Does anyone know what type of tree this is

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May 29, 2016 6:39 AM CST
We saw this tree whilst walking in the Cairngorms, Highlands, Scotland, but we cannot find out what it is. There was only one! Please help us identify it.
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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May 29, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Could it be an Elder (Sambucus)?
Name: steve bossie
northen maine (Zone 3b)
Jun 6, 2016 2:30 PM CST
leaves look like my elders but the flower clusters are different! maybe a different type of elder from mine?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Jun 10, 2016 10:51 PM CST
Yes, it likely is an elderberry, just not the species with flat top flower heads. In America we have Sambucus racemosa with flowers that look like that. I don't know if Scotland has the same species or perhaps a similar European counterpart.

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