Friday, 9 October 2009

3 Of - 6

Spruce & Cones




Not sure what the tree is, any idea?


James said...

I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I like your photos times 3.
Great stuff Tom!

Patty said...

With the wind we've had this past week, I've been picking up those darn things all over the backyard. Otherwise, if I run over one with the mower it makes a horrible sound.

We've been having rain the past couple of days. I will be glad to see the sun.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

To begin with I would not call the tree a pine. In Canada pin trees have long needles in clusters of two or five depending on the variety.

The cones are great looking.

The needle arrangement and length on this tree is more like what we call a Spruce.

I would be interested to know what name it has for comparison purposes.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I did a little checking. It is not a Scots Pine which is the only native species of pine in Britain. The tree is a foreigner. Could be anything from anywhere you Brits go around over the years.

Tom said...

Hi Philip... I think you are right... this is on the edge of a park... it is the only one there. the cones are very big... over 6 inches and very delicate... every time the wind blows bits came off them.

Dimple said...

My first thought was hemlock, but after googling both spruce and hemlock cones, I agree with Tossing Pebbles that you have a variety of spruce there. Good shots!

Luiz Ramos said...

Color and technique.
Beautiful shots.
Luiz Ramos

Carolyn said...

Wonderful photos Tom. It looks like a version of a spruce tree. If you grab a branch and the needles hurt it is probably a spruce. We have spruce, hemlock and Cedar here in our part of the world and you are at a similar latitude so I wouldn't be surprised if that is what it is...cones look much like ours.
Have a great weekend.

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely vibrant colors created by mother nature! Great shots!

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