In The Garden: Help - Please Identify Before I Remove...

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Laughing Dog, May 22, 2009.

  1. Laughing Dog

    Laughing Dog Active Member

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    Hi folks - my wife and I transitioned from Campbell River to Qualicum Beach and finally settled into our new 'permanent' home about a month ago. Now the fun begins -particularly with regards to landscaping and keeping some aspects of the existing gardens. There seems to be a tree in particular we are not sure about - at first we thought it was simply a horsechesnut but now we are not so certain. There are absolutely no flowers on this tree and the previous owner was very conscientious with their gardening and allowing adequate spacing - a horsechesnut would be unusual for them, as it would quickly crowd out the dogwood beside it! We plan to remove this tree, unless there are redeeming values ... so if anyone can identify it from the two attached photos that would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It does look like a horse chestnut.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Definitely Horse-chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum.
     

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