Theres a tree in my garden thats on its last legs so to speak.
Story is, the tree was in danger of splitting and the council took off one limb. I collected one of the cut sections of the main log(bole)22"x14" thereabouts) which i stored in my house till it was more or less dry, then rived it into small narrow planks and made the timber into a nice wee box.
I was wondering what the timber was,so went into the garden to get some leaves so i could identify it online.
There appears to be 2 very different leaves growing from this single tree
A large broad leaf on the main tree itself but then i see growing out of a knot on the trunk some 5' up another type of leaf. The is one looks like an oak leaf, it isnt oak but the leaf is similar, its also a red berry bearing 'tree'
The broad leaf might be birch or beech. neither ive seen sawn on the quarter and the timber i have off it is really highly figured with medullary rays because ive rivin it on the quarter and ive never seen either timber figured like that.
So my question is to the tree guy(or any1) is how can a different species grow from another and still retain all its characteristics
Ill pop up a pic tonight if it helps
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