Sunday Quiz – Tricky Trees – The Answers

Dear Readers, didn’t we do well again! First place this week goes to Sarah, with 17/18 correct, take a gold star! Fran and Bobby Freelove were very close behind with 16/18, and then we have Alittlebitoutoffocus with 11/18 and Andrea with 9/18. Thanks to everyone for taking part, and I hope you enjoyed it!

Dear Readers, let’s see how you did! The correct answers are below.








See the photos for more details!

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1) London plane fruit (b)

Photo Two by Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) - fruit cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Evelyn Simak -

2) Sycamore samaras (winged seeds) (e)

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3) Ash leaves (d)

Photo Four by Alvesgaspar / CC BY-SA (

4) Lime leaves (f)

Photo Five by David Hawgood / Beech mast on trees, Cockshoots picnic site

5) Beech leaves and mast (h)

Photo Six by Chiswick Chap / CC BY-SA (

6) Hornbeam leaves (a)

Photo Seven by Mehmet Karatay / CC BY-SA (

7) Pendunculate oak leaves (g)

Photo Eight by MPF at the English language Wikipedia / CC BY-SA (

8) Silver birch catkins (c)

Part Two – Identify the same trees from some more difficult bits!

Photo i) by Philip Halling / Ash tree buds

i) Ash twigs and buds

Photo ii) by Sten / CC BY-SA (

ii) Lime buds

iii) London plane bark

iv) Hornbeam bark

Photo Five by Chris Reynolds / Bark on Old Silver Birch tree

v) Silver birch bark

Photo Six by gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K / CC BY (

vi) Sycamore leaves with tar spot fungus

Photo (vii by © El Grafo / CC-BY-SA-3.0 / CC BY-SA (

vii) Beech bud

Photo viii) by Bj.schoenmakers / CC0

viii) Knopper gall on pedunculate oak.

An extra point for recognising the tar spot fungus and another one for the knopper gall.

Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoyed it, and all comments gratefully accepted as always.






7 thoughts on “Sunday Quiz – Tricky Trees – The Answers

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    Yes we enjoy doing the quizzes, thank you for taking the time to do them.

    1. Bug Woman

      I think 17/18 is a really stellar score 🙂 but like you I would kick myself for the one I missed rather than the 17 that I didn’t.

  2. Liz Norbury

    I’ve only just had time to catch up on your last few posts, and was sorry I missed the tree quiz, as flora is more my area of expertise than fauna. ‘Expertise’ is a bit of an exaggeration, and I certainly wouldn’t have got full marks in this quiz, so well done to Sarah, who almost did!. By the way, Viv, thanks so much for drawing your readers’ attention to the Urban Tree Festival last month. I managed to go to – or Zoom to – four sessions, and was so glad I did, as I learned a lot.

    1. Bug Woman

      I really enjoyed it too, though it clashed with the Hay Festival so by the end of it I was pretty much Zoomed out :-). I particularly like Paul Wood on Street Trees, he’s my hero 🙂


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