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  1. Hi, I've just heard from a friend that there's a type of cotoneaster that birds don't eat. I can't find any info about it anywhere, and just wondering if anyone has heard of this and knows what type it is. Thanks.
  2. Anyone good with flowering cherries? I believe this pic was taken in April, this is quite an early flowering one. Thanks.
  3. Three needles per spray. I like the idea of sabinia. But it could be a Scots pine dying back perhaps. Who knows, but thanks for the good ideas! Two Left Hand Sam
  4. Sorry for calling you nerd. I meant wizards.
  5. Hello, any kind conifer nerds out there who can ID this plesase? Could it be a Chinese Red Pine - Pinus tabuliformis? Seen just outside London. Thank you!
  6. Cornus kousa 'Venus' looks spot on! Thanks both.
  7. Yeah that's as close as I've got but shouldn't bracts be white not green?
  8. Hi all, Can anyone help with a dogwood ident? My Collins only has 5 listed and none of them seem to have green bracts like this! Photos taken a week ago. Sorry I didn't get a pic of the bark or overall shape. Thank you
  9. Thanks Jay, they looked perfect but their May date's sold out. I've sent them an email anyway (fingers crossed)
  10. Wish I'd seen this a week earlier! When are you next running the course Tom?
  11. Hi there, I'm looking to complet the Lantra Professional Tree Inspection course asap as I suddenly need it for work. It seems I've just missed all the April dates and next round at most places isn't until July! Please if anyone knows of a course provider with space soon or if anyone drops out and you know of a spot available, let me know. I can travel anywhere in the UK. Thanks, Sam
  12. Hi all, Came across this happy and vigorous seeming cherry until I looked closer. The bark was stripped in a wide section probably by vandals some time back, and it's looking pretty bad now. Guess that all that sap is from bacterial canker. What really worries me is what looks like the start of a split in the exposed heartwood. Will it have to come out asap do you think? Thing is the crow still seems healthy. Thanks.


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