Plant ID forum: Plant growing in British Forest

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Name: Jack Stapeley
Isle of Wight
Jan 26, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me with this one?

Growing in South England UK.

Many thanks


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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 26, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Some kind of oak?
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Name: greene
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Jan 26, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Can we please see the entire tree? Thank you.
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Name: Rick R.
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Jan 26, 2017 4:06 PM CST
Looks like Castanea sativa(chestnut). Oaks don't have buds like that. Chestnuts are deciduous. Was this pic taken in summer/fall?
Name: John
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Jan 26, 2017 9:16 PM CST
Agree with Castanea sp.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Jan 27, 2017 3:33 AM CST
Agree with others....definitely Castanea sativa ....common name sweet chestnut...if found in a British wood.
Brought to Britain by the Romans.

When trying to id trees check for other clues...go back and check for the prickly outer cases of the nut that willl probably be lying underneath the tree.
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Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
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