Exotic Specimen Sightings
We submitted a suspected sighting last Thursday from a smartphone using the app. The picture was a hand-held sample against a concrete block wall. There was no internet signal at first and when we checked the mapping system, we think it may have recorded the sighting as being at Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire.
In fact the sample was from Holton le Clay, also near Grimsby . The grid ref is TA 018285. If the inspector has difficulty identifying the site (a farm shelterbelt in open fields), my office is approximately 500m from the affected trees. I can also be contacted on 01472 821812 or 07976 385556.
I am of the opinion that they may be a hybrid between Fraxinus angustifolia and F excelsior. The primary identification features are F. angustifolia, but the leaflets are much broader than would be classed as normal. I have further pictures from the site if you require them.
John F Robinson NDArb
Arboricultural Consultant and Managing Director