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I was given this by an elderly friend of my Mum's who had to clear a number of trees as part of the sale condition on her house. It was growing in Croydon.

 

There's a little bit of spalting, but the colours are real. This is the short bit - about 4ft. I've got the 8ft length of it to do yet.

 

Anyone care to guess the species?

 

Alec

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tricky with out seeing the bark,with a clear photo,,at a guess looks like sycamore/maple grain,,,but would have to see ...little bit of ripple,,,?

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I'll post the answer up at 10pm, but it's none of the above.

 

Hints:

 

It's not native, but it's been grown in Britain for at least 400yrs.

This is the top bit and it's still about 10in across - the base is about a foot across.

Note the really bright pink streaks - these are not spalting, they're the natural colour.

 

Alec

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