Dear Readers, as last week’s quiz was a bit of a doozy, I am going for something a little closer to home this week. Firstly, see if you can identify the trees from the photos below (multiple choice as usual). And then, see if you can identify them from some other, trickier part – buds/twigs/bark/parasite!
Part One – Identify the tree in spring and summer.
So, if you think tree 1) is a hornbeam, your answer will be 1)a)
a) Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
b) London plane (Platanus x hispanica)
c) Silver birch (Betula pendula)
d) Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
e) Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
f) Lime (Tilia x europaea)
g) Pedunculate (English) Oak (Quercus robur)
h) Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Part Two – Identify the same trees from some more difficult bits!
For this part, we have to recognise the same trees from the bits that remain after the summer, which is a bit on the tricky side.
So, if you thought photo one was a hornbeam, and that the twigs in photo i) are also hornbeam, your answer is 1)a)i)
As always, put your answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK time on Monday – the answers will be posted on Tuesday. Two extra points if you can tell me what is going on in photos vi) and viii).
NB Write your answers down before you look at the comments if you don’t want to be influenced by those speedy peeps out there 🙂