Name That Tree

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Wander

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Jan 6, 2017
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This one's been niggling at me all day.
Parked at work and I just happened to notice the tree I'd parked in front of.
And for the life of me I couldn't work out what it was.
The winged fruit make me think it's some kind of maple. But those aren't maple leaves.
The fruit do seem a bit elongated and the main casing of the seed seems to run down the back a long way.
I spent some valuable and conscientious time at work having a good Google. And just had a look in my reference books back home.
But I just can't find it.
There are a lot of old estate trees on the site, including many introduced species. So it may not necessarily be a native tree.

If anyone could help then I'd love you to death and tell you what a thoroughly splendid person you are...



(the tree trunk in this image is NOT the trunk of this tree)
 

Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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Box Elder = Acer negundo has dissected leaves unlike the typical maple leaves.
I say Acer but which species? I've never seen little branches with clusters of the fruit/seeds like that.
 

Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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I suggest we stick with the proper Latin (+some Greek) nomenclature.
That is understandable all over the earth.

I'll never forget a stimulating discussion with some Russian science delegation that visited our electron microscopy lab.
Me = no Russian. Them = no English. Us? = absolutely no problem.
We spoke in universal words of science. Ignored the politicos and the bilingual tour guide.
We had lots and lots of things to discuss, which we did. Lots of good healthy laughter.
I think that those guys felt quite inhibited without a common language until we uncovered the key = Latin and Greek.
 
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Erbswurst

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Mar 5, 2018
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Yes, that works pretty well. Educated persons usually know the Latin or Greek words they need. It's just necessary to use them.