Plant ID forum: Plant growing in British Forest

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Name: Jack Stapeley
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JStapeley
Jan 26, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me with this one?

Growing in South England UK.

Many thanks

Jack

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 26, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Some kind of oak?
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greene
Jan 26, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Can we please see the entire tree? Thank you.
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Leftwood
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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ViburnumValley
Jan 26, 2017 9:16 PM CST
Agree with Castanea sp.
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Silversurfer
Jan 27, 2017 3:33 AM CST
Agree with others....definitely Castanea sativa ....common name sweet chestnut...if found in a British wood.
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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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