Monday, 11 January 2016

Winter tree ident 2: Oak buds

Oak twigs can be recognised by looking at the terminal bud, that is the bud at the end of a shoot.  Instead of one bud there is always a cluster. 

It's a pretty good rule for identifying oaks.  They all have multiple terminal buds and nothing much else does.

Except cherries, but then you can see it's a cherry from the horizontal stripes on the trunk.

Cherry twig

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