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Name: Jack Stapeley
Isle of Wight
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JStapeley
Jan 25, 2017 8:42 AM CST
I believe this is a small tree growing.

Anyone have any idea as to what is is?

Found in South England, UK

Many thanks!
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jan 25, 2017 11:56 AM CST
My guess would be box elder...
Or another maple.
Might have to let it get a bit bigger to say for sure.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 25, 2017 12:25 PM CST
This appears to be a plant in the vicinity of the ID plant in this thread:
The thread "Dissertation Work" in Plant ID forum
which means it's in southern England. The only native maple in England is Acer campestre and I'm not too sure it's that. There might be some non-native escapes. It looks familiar, as does the other ID plant but I'm rusty now on UK plants (left there a few decades ago).

The leaves do look opposite in the picture though, which suggests maple if it's a tree, but perhaps it's a shrub rather than a tree. JStapeley, can you confirm that the leaves are opposite?

Maybe Acer pseudoplatanus?

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Name: Jack Stapeley
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JStapeley
Jan 25, 2017 12:44 PM CST
I've done some research and I believe its this: Sycamore

https://www.woodlandtrust.org....

What do you think?

I'm not sure what you mean by the leaves are opposite.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 25, 2017 1:24 PM CST
Your Sycamore looks likely to me.

Opposite leaves emerge opposite one another along the stem instead of in a staggered pattern.
Porkpal
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 25, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Yes, sycamore is Acer pseudoplatanus as I suggested above.

To illustrate Porkpal's description of opposite versus alternate leaves (one of the first things to look for when identifying woody deciduous plants):

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
Name: Jack Stapeley
Isle of Wight
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JStapeley
Jan 25, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Thanks guys!

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