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I've been trying to identify a group of trees for years now but as they are on the south terminal roundabout to Gatwick airport, it is impossible to stop and take a photo. I did snap one through a bus window but can't download it. The leaves are exactly the same as oak but the tree is the shape of a poplar - upright branches pointing skyward and a slender shaped tree. Any ideas please?



If you look on Google or Bing Maps for the roundabout and zoom at the trees you can take a screenshot of them and post that here.

24 Jul, 2013


It may be a fastigiate oak, quercus ruber f. fastigiata. Lovely narrow vase shaped tree. They call it the cypress oak.

24 Jul, 2013


And, the best nursery I know for such trees is Mallet Court Nursery, Somerset. He specialises in oaks, beech, acers. You'll be amazed at the number of different species and cultivars.

24 Jul, 2013

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