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.