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Scholem Alejchem, at 2015-01-29 16:37:01, edited at 2015-01-29 16:44:03, said:
Liebe Leute

Leider mußte ich heute feststellen, daß alle großen Bäume im Kurpark, der Geldgier des Besitzers zum Opfer fielen. Irgendwie war ich der Tränen nahe, da es sich um einen der ersten Plätze handelt, den ich in MT reinstellte.

Möge den Besitzer der Blitz beim Scheissen treffen!


PS: Die großen (7-8 m) von Petronell sind angeblich auch weg, muß ich aber erst überprüfen

Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-27 06:34:03, said:
Hai Mich,

Welkom op MT. Kan je deze foto iets bewerken (helderder maken) en in de goede positie opnieuw uploaden?

Veel plezier met vinden, meten, fotograferen en toevoegen monumentale bomen.

Groet, Martin

WiPe, at 2015-01-27 19:59:06, said:
Vorig jaar is de grond onder de boom gefreesd om daar Rhodo's te planten. Het lijkt er op dat de Ginkgo daar last van ondervindt.
Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-29 13:51:14, said:
Dit is zo'n geval waar ik eerder over berichtte. In Windows 8.1. plaatst de verkenner de foto's automatisch verticaal.! Om hem in de juiste positie te krijgen, moet je de foto eerst met een fotobewerkingsprogramma roteren en opnieuw laden. Pas dan wordt die in de juiste stand zichtbaar.

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-28 14:58:50, said:
prachtige knothaagbeuk in het Meerdaelwoud, dit is geen meerstammige boom, dus kun je wijzigen, altijd leuk om in het vervolg omtrek te meten, Leo

WiPe, at 2015-01-24 14:46:51, said:
The variety 'Versicolor hs golden spots on the leaves. But as this foto shows, the spots are not located at the outside of the branches, but a little lower, so the averall look of this tree is not 'versicolor' but rather green.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 15:08:23, said:
Thanks, the foliage of the photo I uploaded doesn't really match the photo you uploaded, it has the golden down the middle of the ends of the branches.
WiPe, at 2015-01-27 19:56:45, edited at 2015-01-27 19:57:23, said:
I have been checking the images in Van gelderen D.M., Van Hoey Smith J.R.P., Conifers, Timber Press 1996, page 154.

I must admit the description you give fits better to what the images in this book show.

Or, our plant is wrong labeled, or the plant is too much shaded and shows very bad colour.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:41:35, said:
This is probably the yew that was reported as 364cm girth for Loudon's Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum in 1835-7. 'Rediscovring' a tree after a 180 years' gap doesn't happen every day - well done!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 22:06:39, edited at 2015-01-23 23:45:53, said:
This is very interesting, I will upload a picture of the tree if this would help. Would you have any idea whereabouts in this book that it mentions this yew tree? I have been looking through the book online for the past hour and a half and I couldn't find anything mentioning Gosford... Although I could be looking at the wrong volume perhaps?

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-24 19:42:38, said:
There are four volumes of text in Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum (and four of illustrations). A few years ago when I added the trees in them to the Tree Register, all were available online through Google Books, but last time I looked I was only able to find later editions of one or two of the volumes. I think the species are arranged family by family but I can't remember which volume Taxus is in. Under Taxus baccata there should be a long list of specimens measured by Loudon's corespondents, arranged in approximate geographical order. Having said that, the records for Taxus had already been imput onto the Tree Register by Alan Mitchell many years ago and I didn't check through them all, so it's just possible that an error has crept in somewhere. Let's hope not, as the match seems such a good one!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 22:11:39, said:

I found the long list of recorded trees, there is a mention of Gosford but it is Gosford House in Edinburgh, however, I don't think the measurements for this tree in Edinburgh match the 364cm that you mentioned.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-26 18:54:52, said:
It must have been the Scottish Gosford. We had problems when we were transferring Alan's card-index register onto computer when different sites shared the same name. There may in this case have been a mix-up between girth and diameter as well. A pity as it would have been good to find a previous record for your big yew.

Alberto C F, at 2015-01-26 15:02:59, said:
The stature of the person in the picture is 1,86 m

La estatura de la persona de la foto es 1,86 m

John D Harvey, at 2015-01-26 00:30:27, said:
I doubt these are the exact coordinates of the tree. Although it is a nice little patch of old growth.

Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-25 02:18:45, said:
Stunning picture, great colors. Thanks!
Alberto C F, at 2015-01-25 11:15:36, said:
Thanks Martin!

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 15:50:01, said:
On the left is the foliage of a neighbouring common yew, showing the difference in foliage between that of the common yew and this tree.
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 17:56:37, said:
Looks like just a long-leaved cultivar of Common Yew ;-)
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 18:12:14, said:
Thanks for this, didn't know there was a long leaved cultivar of the common Yew, bark is still different to other Yew trees though.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-20 18:14:27, said:
WW and Conifers,

Longer leafs, more pointed leafs. I don't know the species, but is Taxus chinensis possible?

Greetings, Martin Tijdgat

foomanz, at 2015-01-20 21:11:18, said:
If the fruit suggests a Podocarpaceae, then perhaps a Prumnopitys sp (sometimes called yew pines, along with Podocarpus macrophyllus). I'm not familiar with old world candidates.



wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:36:17, said:
Matt and Martin,

I will have a closer look at the tree tomorrow, it is very yew like in appearance but the leaves are nearly twice as long as the common yew and the bark is definitely softer than that of the common yew, you can peel tufts of it off.

Conifers, at 2015-01-20 23:59:13, said:
I've seen one or more (un-named) Taxus baccata cultivar(s) with leaves this long. But the soft bark is odd; that doesn't fit any Taxus well. Cones ('berries') would help, if there are any, but January isn't a good time (and even in autumn, there's still a 50% chance it might be male!).

It isn't Prumnopitys andinus, and I doubt any other species in this genus either.

WiPe, at 2015-01-21 08:22:16, edited at 2015-01-21 13:02:43, said:
Prumnopitys and Cephalotaxus can be easily recognised when bending te leaves. When you bend them, and they break when bended completely, it will be most probably Prumnopitys or Cephalotaxus. If not, yu can exclude both genera.

Prumnopitys also has pale stomata where those of Taxus are green.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 12:22:43, said:
Conifers, I will have a look for any signs of fruit or cones, but as you say it might be the wrong type of year for it.

WiPe, I will bend the leaves then to see and I'll have a look at the stomata, thanks for this.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 12:26:29, said:
Conifers, the bark is softish and as I mentioned before you can also peel bits of it off in tufts, definitely not smooth or Flaky as common Yew is, especially for a tree this age.
Conifers, at 2015-01-21 17:45:13, said:
Keep a look out for pollen cones too - they should be in bud or just starting to open at this time of year. Taxus scattered or in rows on the underside of the shoot, Cephalotaxus in dense rows on the underside of the shoot, Prumnopitys in stalked clusters.
WiPe, at 2015-01-21 18:57:54, said:
I have added a foto of the stem of Prumnopitys andina. This stem is only 17 cm circumference, thus rather small.

In my opninion this tree is far to young to call it a monumental tree. i have just added fot your help on this one. I will not keep it on the side but for a few days.

I have also added an image of the backside of the needles. The needles are hardly bigger as those of Taxus baccata.

Conifers, at 2015-01-21 23:07:14, edited at 2015-01-21 23:07:40, said:
Prumnopitys andina again (at RBG Edinburgh), a male plant with pollen cone panicles developing bottom centre and right:

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-22 15:30:58, said:
Underside of P. Andina leaves look similar but the picture of the foliage from RBG Edinburgh shows no similarities, I will check the pollen cones this afternoon.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-22 18:15:13, said:
Hello all, I've uploaded 2 images of what I found under the shoots on one of the branches.
Conifers, at 2015-01-23 00:28:54, said:
Thanks! Those are dried-out / undeveloped Taxus seed 'cones'; so definitely a yew; most likely a cultivar of Taxus baccata, given the rarity of other yews in cultivation.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 01:05:29, said:
Thanks! This would make sense as the tree is definitely very yew like in appearance and I actually thought it was a Yew until the other day when I decided to have a walk underneath it and found it to be slightly different.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-23 01:26:34, said:
WW and Conifers,

So it is no longer an undetermined species, but "a" Taxus. Taxus baccata, Taxus x media, or another Taxus? Is there a picture of the whole tree?

WiPe, at 2015-01-23 13:56:50, said:
Taxus celebica???

Or maybe another species from Taxus-sumatrana group???

Conifers, at 2015-01-23 18:28:19, said:
Not Taxus sumatrana (syn. T. celebica); that has different, very distinctive foliage. I'd stick with a T. baccata cultivar.

As an aside, that website is highly unreliable, splits Taxus up into a multitude of "species" on the flimsiest of evidence; it is not accepted by any other taxonomists.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:58:23, said:
I can't add to this thread, other than to remark that Taxus cuspidata seems to be the only other Taxus that wants to reach tree-size in Britain/Ireland, and that the bark of the big old one at Borde Hill is a bit sponger and browner than common Yew, but the leaves are no bigger.
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-24 15:58:16, said:
Wouldn't be sure with the foliage of T. Cuspidata but the spongier bark sounds familiar. I wouldn't feel confident in distinguishing between the pair, are there any known cultivars of T. Baccata with spongier bark?

robur73, at 2012-10-27 20:45:37, said:
Beautiful tree. Thanks.
Tim, at 2015-01-24 15:42:16, said:
Hi Joel,

would you be able to correct the coordinates of this tree?

You can do this by clicking on the the coordinates in the right column, and then clicking on the icon on the map.



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Tim, at 2015-01-24 12:59:24, said:
Hi Temink,

welcome at the site.

Do you perhaps know the exact position of the tree at Doddington Hall?

You can change the coordinates of a tree by clicking on the tree's icon on the map.



TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-23 18:52:45, said:
Unlike the other one this is Betula pubescens, Downy Birch (the commoner native birch species except on sandy soil). You can tell by the bark which remains fairly evenly coloured and thin at the base - rugged black base for B. pendula.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-23 22:03:00, said:
Thanks, will change it to B. Pubescens now.

Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-20 20:59:17, said:
Beste Smal65,

Bedankt voor het ontrafelen van de identiteit van deze boom. Ik had hem al een paar keer gezien, maar geen idee wat het was. De eerste van zijn soort op MT. Kende je deze soort?

smal65, at 2015-01-22 19:28:28, said:
We kwamen deze soort tegen tijdens een excursie van de NDV (Nederlandse dendrologische vereniging). Degene die de excursie leidde wist deze boom te vinden. In het arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam staat de soort ook, alleen veel kleiner.
Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-22 19:47:43, said:
Kijk dat zijn nog eens leerzame excursies. Had ik ook bij willen zijn. Hoe oud zou de boom zijn? Ik kwam nog een oude meting van mij tegen van een "raar sparretje" dd 9-12-2010. De omtrek was toen 2,49m bij een hoogte van 15,6m
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-22 19:51:22, said:
Geweldig zo'n groot exemplaar van deze zeldzame soort. Ik ken o.a. een fraai ex. van Torreya californica in het pinetum van Schovenhorst, maar is nog te klein voor MT.

Met deze Torreya en gisteren de zachte berk zijn nu al 187 soorten in NL met een ex. dikker dan 2 meter; op naar de 200!

Nardo Kaandorp, at 2015-01-22 20:08:38, said:
Nog 13 te gaan! Ik hoop dat ik er ook nog 1 van mag ontdekken. Hoe schat jij de leeftijd in Leo?
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-23 16:15:29, said:
leeftijd is niet te schatten, want ik heb geen referentie voor deze soort. Nardo zet je die oude meting er nog op?

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-22 19:37:34, said:
This is not the common Juniper (J. communis), but probably an old Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana'.

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-23 09:45:22, said:
Dank Leo, Ik heb hem even gegoogled en dat geeft hetzelfde resultaat. Vind je hem interessant genoeg om hier te laten staan?

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-23 16:07:49, said:
hoi Wim, ja hoor, het is een oudje, dus interessant. · Register
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franktip, at 2014-12-14 18:04:11, said:
As I was reading the section on sequoia trees outside their natural range, I noticed that there was no information about sequoia trees in Africa. I can confirm that they exist: I was recently in South Africa where I visited the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden in the city of Stellenbosch, where they have a giant sequoia growing side-by-side with a california redwood. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures, but the trees are mentioned on the garden's wikipedia entry:

Tim B, at 2015-01-23 10:34:43, said:
Hi Frank,

I added the tree: Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Can you check the exact coordinate on the map? (It can be changed by clicking on the marker)

Probably I placed the icon close to the tree anyway as it is a very small botanical garden, but I couldn't see the tree on Streetview or on the satellite imagery.

Kind regards,


franktip, at 2015-01-23 14:11:23, said:
Hi Tim,

Thanks for adding the tree! I am glad to have contributed in this small way.

The location looks approximately right. I don't remember enough of the garden's layout

to pinpoint it further, but this will certainly be good enough because, as you said,

the garden is quite small, and it is hard to overlook a giant sequoia :-) As I recall,

there is a coast redwood right next to it, which is somewhat amusing.

I wonder if there are more sequoia's elsewhere in South AFrica. I didn't see any

in the (very large and beautiful) Kirstenbosch Gardens, but that is to be expected

because that place is focused on indigenous trees and plants.

best regards,


Tim B, at 2015-01-23 10:36:53, said:
Hi Felipe,

that is an amazing photograph!

Welcome at the site. If there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,


Tim, at 2015-01-22 16:19:24, said:
Hallo Juglans30,

heb je toevallig een foto van deze notenboom?



Samenvoegen bomen landgoed Elswout Overveen
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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-20 10:22:59, said:
Hallo Henk,

Landgoed Elswout in Overveen komt 2x voor op deze site. Het lijkt me beter als die worden samengevoegd. Jij hebt een drietal bomen opgevoerd en Jeroen Philippona en Leo Goudzwaard hebben een andere opgevoerd. Ik heb daar later nog wat bomen aan toegevoegd. De registratie door Jeroen en Leo is ouder. Zou jij jouw registraties willen toevoegen aan die andere site?. En als je daar niet toe komt, heb je er dan bezwaar tegen dat ik of een ander dat doet?.

Vriendelijke groet

Wim Brinkerink

Henk van Boeschoten, at 2015-01-21 13:43:39, said:
Dag Wim, ...zal ze verplaatsen. Ben al een tijd niet meer actief op de site. Ga dit binnenkort inhalen. Heb weer prachtige reizen in Wales en Engeland achter de rug. Overigens, ik ben opgegroeid op het landgoed Elswout, ik ken er elke struik en boom. Met vriendelijke groet Henk van Boeschoten.

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-21 18:16:53, said:
Dank alvast. Interessant. Elswout is een mooi landgoed. Helaas recent een paar monumentale bomen gesneuveld.

Ben benieuwd naar je nieuwe foto's uit Engeland en Wales.



Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-21 23:12:07, edited at 2015-01-21 23:14:52, said:
Hallo Henk en Wim,

Leuk dat Henk er is opgegroeid. Mijn vader woonde vanaf eind jaren dertig in de Bloemveldlaan in het Ramplaankwartier vlakbij Elswout, mijn opa en oma woonden er nog tot 1970. Vanaf mijn eerste stapjes ben ik zeer veel in Elswout geweest; indertijd moest je er een wandelkaart voor hebben. Aanvankelijk vond ik de roodbonte stamboekkoeien en de waterpartijen het mooiste, later gingen de bomen me ook opvallen. Wellicht kwam ik Henk er wel eens tegen; ik ben in 1955 geboren.

Bijzonder landgoed, helaas zijn inderdaad nogal wat oudere bomen gesneuveld.

Groeten, Jeroen

Henk van Boeschoten, at 2015-01-22 10:47:36, said:
Ha...wat leuk Jeroen. Als kind woonde ik eerst aan het sluisje, Elswoutslaan 10 dat was eind jaren 50. Daarna verhuisden wij naar het poortgebouw. ik heb daar tot 1969 gewoond. De beuken a/d oprijlaan heb ik zien planten door mijn vader. Verder staan er enkele exemplaren die door ons gepoot zijn. De plek waar de wonderboom heeft gestaan is mij door mijn vader aangewezen, toen het beeld Halali verplaats werd, heb ik geholpen het in de menie te zetten (vond ik interessant) de replica (paneel) van het huisje van Kabuur heb ik in 1964 zien schilderen.... enz enz... ach mooooie tijden van weleer.... Bijzonder dat jij daar eveneens al jong mens van genoten hebt. ik kom er nog geregeld..!! Groetje...

Verzameling bomen op één lokatie
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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-16 19:58:37, said:
Hallo Tim,

Ik heb een paar bomen in Velsen Zuid op het landgoed Waterland toegevoegd. Nu blijken de bomen allemaal afzonderlijk te voorschijn te komen in het totaal overzicht onder Velsen-Zuid. Leek me nuttig je dit te melden.


Wim Brinkerink

Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-16 22:19:23, said:
Dank voor je snelle reactie.

Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:20:46, said:
Hallo Wim,

wat is het probleem precies?

Op zie ik slechts één regel "landgoed Waterland".



Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-21 16:19:46, said:
Ik dacht dat jij het had opgelost.... Het probleem was dat ik 3 bomen toevoegde op één locatie. Er kwamen echter 3 afzonderlijke bomen met drie locaties tevoorschijn. Dus ze werden niet aan één locatie toegevoegd maar behandeld als 3 afzonderlijke locaties. Nadat ik jou had gemailed waren de bomen gewoon verzameld.

Tim B, at 2015-01-21 16:34:18, said:
Ik had er niets mee te maken hoor. Problemen die zich zelf oplossen, mijn favoriete soort :)



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patricia, at 2015-01-09 23:25:08, said:
Greetings from Vermont

I was wondering how one could identify the trees that are featured on your home page. I do not find a caption under the photograph.

I love this site. You have put together a valuable place for all.

Thank you

Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:22:40, said:
Hi Patricia,

thanks for your reply. Sadly enough it is not possible to know which tree the cover photo depicts (unless you recognize it), but it is a good point. I'll add a caption or "hover message".

Kind regards,


patricia, at 2015-01-21 15:19:52, said:
Hello Tim

Many thanks for your reply!

I so enjoy the website and I check it several times a day. In fact it is helping me to plan trips to places of natural beauty and culture! I hope to add a tree or two of my own to the site some day soon.

All the best from Vermont, US

Patricia Vincent

Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-17 22:23:14, said:
Bij deze gezellige picknick onder de Schone Eik in het Zoniënwoud zijn onder andere te herkennen: Tim Bekaert, Marc Meyer, Leo Goudzwaard en Han van Meegeren.
Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:24:05, said:
Dat klopt. Dat was een geslaagde bomenbijeenkomst!



How did you find the trees in Santa Fe?
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pw3, at 2015-01-18 05:38:08, said:
Hi, Tim. I just found and think it is amazing. It led me to some giant sequoias in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( that I visited just today (and added photos and one measurements of!).

I was wondering, though, how did you find these trees in Santa Fe? (It looks like the info for most of them was added by you.) Did you visit there? Do you know if there are any other sequoias in New Mexico? And how would you suggest I find them?

Thanks so much,


Tim B, at 2015-01-21 11:23:33, said:
Hi Patrick,

I have never been in Santa Fe, and I remember adding this one as a technical test.

I found it just by googling around a bit.

Kind regards,


wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-18 15:35:52, said:
Name tag says C. Lawsoniana cv. Versicolor... Would this be right? Definitely not the normal type.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-19 23:21:17, said:
It is a named cultivar. Declared in 1888 by a Dutch nursery. Shall try to send you a description by mail.
WiPe, at 2015-01-20 17:10:41, said:
Pyramidal and broad; branches spreading; branchlets spreading, decurving; sprays and leaves green spotted with creamy white or bright yellow. (Den Ouden / Boom;Manual of cultivated Conifers; 1965,Martinus Nijhof, The Hague)

I have seen one before, but this creamy white or bright yellow spots does not seem to be as bright as you might expect by this discription. I will try to add an image on monumental trees later this week.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:38:32, said:
Thanks, would be appreciated.
Martin Tijdgat, at 2015-01-20 23:22:13, said:

WiPe did it already. Thanks for that WiPe! Hope this will help. I also tried to find a good picture, but it is hard to find with this very old cultivar. Maybe WiPe can help you with his picture. Greetings, Martin

Conifers, at 2015-01-21 00:01:45, said:
As an aside, whatever the cultivar, the species is Lawson's Cypress; it doesn't need to stay in the "Tree of undetermined species" section ;-)
wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-21 07:23:58, said:
Ok thanks, will change it to Lawson Cypress later today.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:47:00, said:
For more pictures of this tree, I took some which I posted here:

You can use the up/down arrows. There are several pictures of the tree, but since I'm a mapper, I also took many other pictures so the pictures of the tree are distributed over the sequence.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:24:31, said:
I have 1 more picture (of its name tag). I can't understand why I can't upload 3 pictures in one go, or why there is no button on this page to add another picture for this same tree on this page. I won't go throught the whole process again.

The picture can be found here, along with more pictures taken in the arboretum.

It took me more than an hour to add 1 tree for which I still had to add the species.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:24:44, said:
Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 00:25:40, said:
Also, I can't seem to add the variety using the UI. It is var. maximowiozii.
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 00:35:35, said:
The variety maximowiczii is no longer considered distinct from the type, it is just part of the normal variation in the species.
Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 07:59:38, said:
I see. I'm not much of a dendrologist. My interest is in adding trees to Openstreetmap. And this one looked quite peculiar, so I tried adding it here.

That tree is in an arboretum, therefore it is tagged, which makes it easier/possible for me to 'determine' what species it is.

If the information on the tag is wrong or deprecated by the time I go over to take a picture, I'm lost, of course.

Should something be changed about this entry? Is there a way to remove var. (which remains empty now) from it?

WiPe, at 2015-01-20 17:03:36, said:
It is quite a rather small tree to put on monumental trees. There are more interesting plants of this specimen to be found in Belgium

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:33:19, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it.

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:36:53, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it. (If it ever finishes loading. The speed of this site is driving me nuts)

giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '1445'

Polyglot, at 2015-01-20 22:37:19, said:
Maybe one of these days I'll manage to head over to the arboretum in Tervuren, the other ones are out of my reach. I wanted to see what this site is about and how it works, so I looked at some pictures I made, while mapping for Openstreetmap. This one just happened to draw my attention.

Today I found another tree, which actually is monumental, but it would surprise me if somebody else didn't already add it.

I'll go add a link to the pictures I posted on Mapillary of it. (If it ever finishes loading. The speed of this site is driving me nuts)

giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '1445'

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-19 16:55:30, said:
The foilage is yew like only the leaves are bigger, and thicker as well, the bark is also softish and can easily be torn off...
Conifers, at 2015-01-20 00:34:05, said:
Foliage pics, please!!
foomanz, at 2015-01-20 01:03:11, said:
Foliage at

The bark and trunk are very consistant with P. totara. P. cunninghami has much thinner, papery bark.

P. acutifolius, P. totara x acutifolius or P. nubigenus would be my call. If the tree was in NZ, I would straightaway say P. totara x acutifolius or P. totara var waihoenis.


wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 09:50:52, said:
Hi, the foilage pic you have linked is that of another Pododcarpus within the forest, this one is definitely a different tree altogether, the bark on the other one is thinner and smoother, I will upload a pic of it today.

Conifers, I will also upload a picture of the foilage of this tree today.

foomanz, at 2015-01-20 21:12:42, said:
Whoops, sorry about the confusion!



wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-20 21:30:30, said:
No problem, haven't got round to uploading a picture of the bark of the other tree but I will tomorrow.

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pw3, at 2015-01-18 05:40:10, said:
Hi! I noticed you posted some information about a giant sequoia in Santa Fe (Near the end of San Antonio, on the right. About 3 blocks S). I recently drove by it, and it's a beautiful tree! How did you find it? And how did you figure out when it was planted?

Thanks so much,


siriatma, at 2015-01-19 15:57:30, said:
I met the guy that planted the tree. Talk with Micheal Melendrez at you won't regret it. A great soul.

siriatma, at 2015-01-19 16:01:58, said:
There are three giant sequoias in that neighborhood. Did you find them all? Best way to find giant sequoias is to go to some high ground and look down. They are the tallest trees around. Don't miss the Sequoiadendron 'pendulosa' in front of payne's nursery on St Micheal's. If you head back to town from the San Antonio tree and take the first small dead end right turn off assacia de madre, you will find another one. I have over 40 sequoia's on my property in Espanola.

siriatma, at 2015-01-19 16:03:39, said:
You might want to see all the sequoias he (micheal) planted around the capital building (the round one).

pw3, at 2015-01-19 19:23:35, said:
Wow, thanks for the amazing reply. I'll definitely get in contact with Michael. So I saw the tree at the end of San Antonio (Near the end of San Antonio, on the right. About 3 blocks S) and I saw the one off Acequia Madre (Acequia Madre). Is there another one I'm I missed?

Your property sounds amazing. How old are the trees on your property?

Thanks so much,


siriatma, at 2015-01-19 21:57:22, said:
I started planting sequoias in 1996

pw3, at 2015-01-20 04:41:04, said:
That's awesome! How big are the oldest ones now?

Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-19 18:26:17, said:
Bonjour Milimims,

Je pense ce beau chêne est un chêne rouvre, Quercus petraea ou Quercus pubescens, et pas un chêne vert, Quercus ilex.

Hello Milimims,

I think this is a Sessile Oak, Quercus petraea or perhaps Q. pubescens and not a Holm Oak, Quercus ilex. This can be seen from the lobed leaves.

Best regards,

Jeroen Philippona

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-19 21:22:01, said:
I do agree with Jeroen, either Q. petraea or Q. pubescens, Leo

Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-19 18:24:06, said:
Bonjour Milimims,

Je pense ce beau chêne est un chêne rouvre, Quercus petraea ou Quercus pubescens, et pas un chêne , Quercus ilex.

Hello Milimims,

I think this is a sessile oak (Quercus petraea) or perhaps Q. pubescens and not a Quercus ilex. This can be seen from the lobed leaves.

Best regards,

Jeroen Philippona

Kjel, at 2015-01-02 09:27:32, said:
Zoals bij veel oude kastanjes begint de stam te torsen
Tim, at 2015-01-02 09:54:58, said:
Ik kom vaak bij deze boom voorbij tijdens mijn middagloopjesin Gent (langs de Schelde en het Gentbrugse meersen). Leuk deze ook hier op de website te zien verschijnen.



Kjel, at 2015-01-02 10:58:38, said:
Fijn om te horen dat er nog mensen van deze boom genieten. Ik zou graag wat van die Robinias zien verdwijnen om hem wat meer licht te geven zodat de onderste takken niet helemaal sterven.

In de wijk Meersemhof staan trouwens nog twee kanjers als restant van het kasteeldomein: een (jammer genoeg gekandelaarde) moerascipres waarvan enkel de kruin zichtbaar is vanop de straat en een knoert van een beuk die goed te bewonderen valt van op de wegel die door de wijk loopt.

WiPe, at 2015-01-03 13:34:20, said:

als je tijd hebt, kun je die dan fotograferen en toevoegen?



Kjel, at 2015-01-18 16:15:10, said:
Dag Wim

Zie Meersemwegel



Kjel, at 2015-01-18 15:56:59, said:
De beuk met de bewoonster op de voorgrond na een onderhoudssnoei (enkel dood hout verwijderd).

Conifers, at 2015-01-18 14:17:43, said:
Pinus nigra ;-)
Frank Gyssling, at 2015-01-18 14:24:22, said:
I mean also this is not an Atlas cedar!
Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-18 15:01:28, said:
I didn't trust my own judgement and followed the determination of the "Bomenstichting" In their records it is recorded as a Cedrus Atlantica. When I was there I couldn't believe it was one. Thank you for the correction. And I have to trust myself better now and then.

Conifers, at 2014-11-23 18:38:35, said:
Podocarpus sp., perhaps P. salignus (though the leaves are a bit short for this)
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-23 21:00:48, said:
Thanks, yes I think P. Salignus leaves are too big, will upload a clearer picture..... Possibly nubigenus?
Conifers, at 2014-11-25 09:49:22, said:
Doesn't look like P. nubigenus, which has shorter, stiffer, denser leaves. How large is the plant? If just a small, young plant it could well still be P. salignus, as when young (up to maybe 1-2m tall?) they do have shorter leaves like this.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-25 11:44:49, said:
Hi, there are two trees both about 8 or 9 metres tall at the max...
Conifers, at 2014-11-25 23:17:41, said:
OK! So some other Podocarpus . . . not easy!
TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-11-26 18:12:01, said:
Wouldn't P. totara be the obvious species?

Unfortunately, there are no historic Alan Mitchell records for these younger plantings at Gosford. Do we know where the Forest Service (?) may have been sourcing them from?

wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-26 19:01:14, edited at 2014-11-26 19:46:22, said:
I will have to get down on Saturday to get a clearer picture of the tree and foliage. Would be hard to know where the Forest Service would have sourced these from as there haven't really been any plantings since and there may not be any records.
Conifers, at 2014-11-26 20:26:25, said:
Doesn't look like P. totara - leaves too long and lax.

ww'97 - are the leaves hard and spiny to handle, or fairly soft?

wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-26 21:14:54, said:
They are a bit spiny but not too much, wouldn't say they are soft either...
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-27 20:58:44, said:
I have uploaded a couple of clearer pictures of the shoots.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-28 17:24:53, said:
It wouldn't be P. Cunninghamii??
Conifers, at 2014-11-28 17:51:57, said:
Not Podocarpus cunninghamii, that has shorter, broader leaves, and - like Podocarpus totara and Podocarpus nubigenus - is also harder and spinier than your comments suggest. Unfortunately, it's a large genus, and though not many are hardy, tracing the right one won't be at all easy.
wwhiteside97, at 2014-11-28 21:17:50, said:
We'll get there eventually!! I will upload a photo of the shape of the tree and the bark tomorrow..
Conifers, at 2014-11-28 23:10:24, said:

Checking through all the pics again, my feeling is still best for P. salignus, a short-leaved individual. Try measuring the longest leaves you can find.

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2014-11-29 17:41:18, said:
Your picture of the crown now rules out P. salignus. I'd still be inclined to plump for P. totara (probably young vigorous trees have longer leaves than is quoted for old wild ones) but hybrids between salignus and totara do occur in cultivation. The largest and oldest known, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, was 9m tall a couple of years ago, so if a sister-seedling was distributed to Gosford, it would be about the size of your tree by now.
Conifers, at 2014-11-29 18:02:26, edited at 2014-11-29 18:38:10, said:
That hybrid is the best option so far, certainly (a new one to me!).
foomanz, at 2015-01-15 04:53:59, said:
Hi all,

P. cunninghamii does have significantly longer and softer juvenile foliage that can occur on mature trees.

Another possible ID is P. acutifolius, or needle leaf totara. P. totara x acutifolius hybrid varities are very common in NZ, and normally have a similar form to the tree here.

Is there a photo of the trunk/bark?



Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-13 22:09:48, said:
Hallo Henk,

Deze locatie is 2 keer geregistreerd. De andere is eerder geregistreerd, dus het lijkt logisch om de bomen van deze site daar aan toe te voegen. Alleen de prachtige oude beuk staat op beide sites. Zou jij deze 2 bomen aan die andere site willen toevoegen svp? En voor de boom die op beide registraties is opgenomen,kan samenvoegen alleen door jouw foto's weg te halen en opnieuw op te laden bij de andere boom.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-12 21:36:12, said:
Tree on the right is this one described, the taller and broader one. The one on the left is slightly smaller.

wwhiteside97, at 2015-01-12 21:26:04, said:
On the left, county champion girth and height Coast Rewood on right.

Bieuwe Roelofs, at 2015-01-09 20:41:10, said:
De boom is waarschijnlijk aangetast door de schubbige bundelzwam.
Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-10 15:01:41, said:
ja 2 jaar geleden heb ik ook al veel paddenstoelen aan de voet zien staan, toch lijkt het de boom weinig te deren, ik kom er regelmatig langs, maar had hem nog nooit gemeten.
Bieuwe Roelofs, at 2015-01-10 20:49:12, said:
De boom redelijk recent nader onderzocht, de wortelaanlopen zijn onderzocht en de stabiliteit van de boom. Vooralsnog is hij veilig.

Ik vind het een pracht van een boom, Vooral op deze plek.

patricia, at 2015-01-09 23:29:10, said:
Where is the identification of the trees featured on the home page?

Thank you

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JordIgd1977, at 2015-01-08 12:17:48, said:
He añadido la ficha de dos nuevos árboles a la base de datos, pero pese a haber seguido paso a paso las instrucciones de la web en el momento de la creación de las fichas y haber introducido con exactitud la localización de los árboles, una vez publicadas las fichas en ambos casos aparece que el país de ubicación es Bélgica, cuando debería ser España. No logro entender qué ocurre ni logro encontrar el modo de corregirlo. ¿Alguien puede ayudarme en ese respecto?


Tim, at 2015-01-08 21:58:37, said:
Hello JordIgd1977,

excuse me for replying in English and not in Spanish, as my Spanish isn't very good.

The error you mentioned was a temporary issue, caused by a bug that I inadvertently introduced when working on new functionality for the site (elevation for each tree, and elevation distribution profiles for species).

It should be solved now and thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,


Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-08 17:25:52, said:
Is Belgie zo ver naar het zuiden uitgebreid?
Bess, at 2015-01-08 20:19:27, said:
Wij hebben daar een Kolonie… ;-)

JordIgd1977, at 2015-01-07 16:14:59, said:
Roble de Ancosa. Foto tomada en septiembre de 2013.

Pelin, at 2015-01-07 15:47:25, said:
Dear Mr. Gyssling,

I need to ask you something regarding to a publication that I am currently working on.

Would you please send your contact info (email) to

Thank you in advance!

Bess, at 2015-01-07 13:47:50, said:
De hele regio barst van prachtige beukehagen.

Bess, at 2015-01-07 10:52:57, said:
Prachtige foto! We hebben elkaar op een paar dagen na gemist onder de boom! :-)
David van Iersel, at 2015-01-07 11:00:53, said:
't was ook een prachtige dag met de zon op de besneeuwde omgeving.

Groet David.

Bess, at 2015-01-07 10:51:03, said:
Tak vers afgezaagd tot aan de stam ter hoogte van de twee kleine venstertjes in de kerk. Reden?

Tim, at 2014-12-23 11:57:44, said:
Great picture, John.
John D Harvey, at 2015-01-06 13:47:05, said:
Thanks Tim, I had to put on an auto timer on the camera and run like hell for ten seconds. I kind of just collapsed against the tree at that point.

karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 23:37:47, said:
Portuguese Institute for Nature and Forests Conservation (ICNF)

karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 23:24:25, said:

Jeroen Philippona, at 2014-12-26 15:03:45, edited at 2014-12-26 15:04:07, said:
De in 2014 helaas afgescheurde en daarna afgezaagde tak.
Frank, at 2015-01-04 20:27:29, said:
Dat is jammer, Jeroen.

Ik heb de boom ook al drie keer bezocht. De laatste keer in November 2013. Wanneer is de tak afgebroken? En bestaan daar fotos van?

Groeten uit Duitsland,


Jeroen Philippona, at 2015-01-04 22:54:05, said:
Hoi Frank,

Het is in 2014 gebeurd, maar ik weet niet wanneer. Ik heb er geen foto's van, wellicht hebben mensen van de gemeente, die de tak hebben afgezaagd, er foto's van gemaakt.

Groeten, Jeroen

Karlheinz, at 2015-01-03 12:51:58, said:
Diesen Baum gibt es hier nicht. Die Fotos zeigen nicht die Ortslage an der St-Bernhard-Kirche in Ense-Niederense (51.493238, 7.993812). Der hier fotografierte Baum vor dem markanten Gedenkstein ist die "Kirchlinde" vor der St. Petrus-Dorfkirche in 34497 Korbach, Quellenstraße 10 (im Dorf Nieder-Ense):,8.85753


This tree does not exist at the specified location. The photos do not show the location at St-Bernhardkirche in Niederense. The photographed tree in the distinctive surroundings with the memorial stone is the "Kirchlinde" in front of St. Peter's church in 34497 Korbach, Quellenstraße 10 (in the village Nieder-Ense).

Tim, at 2015-01-03 21:01:37, said:
Hello Karlheinz,

you can create the new location by filling in the form "Baum hinzufügen" but stopping after you saved the new "Standort". Then you can move this tree to this location by clicking "Bearbeiten Sie die Daten von diesem Baum" and then changing the "Standort".

Kind regards,


Karlheinz, at 2015-01-04 10:46:57, said:
Hello Tim, I have done so.

Diese Standort-Änderung hätte ich gern dem Registrierer dieses Baumes überlassen, doch der hat andere Prioritäten. Hier noch eine Erklärung, wie ich dieses Standort-Puzzle lösen konnte: durch Internet-Recherche und Bildvergleich fand ich dieses Foto zu einem Geocache und konnte es einem Standort zuordnen. Die genauen Koordinaten habe ich der Naturdenkmal-Verordnung des Landkreises Waldeck-Frankenberg entnommen. Vor Ort selber war ich nicht.



karlussantus, at 2015-01-04 03:20:51, said:

Tim, at 2015-01-03 21:02:41, said:
Very nice, Alberto. Keep up the good work!

Leo Goudzwaard, at 2015-01-02 08:08:21, said:
var caesia is not an accepted name, the right name should be var glauca

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-02 22:44:59, said:
It depends who you ask... If you ask me, I would suggest that it is probably best where possible if we all use the names as they appear on this site, rather than changing them frequently according to individual viewpoints.

Conifers, at 2015-01-03 00:32:41, said:
Whatever the status, it is certainly has an incorrect spelling here; scientific names never use accents (á, é, etc).

As to the identity of var. caesia; it does represent a genetically distinct population, north of 44°N in the interior USA and Canada, with var. glauca south of 44°N. These two together are even more distinct from coastal menziesii, from which they are better distinguished at subspecies rank - see the discussion in Grimshaw & Bayton, New Trees.

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treehugger, at 2015-01-02 04:24:50, said:
Does anyone know where exactly the "Monmouth Tree" in England

grew? Is there any trace of the tree on the site where it

lived? Can someone tell the backstory /legend regarding

The "Monmouth Tree"?

TheTreeRegisterOwenJohnson, at 2015-01-02 22:42:02, said:
There were several trees associated with the First Duke of Monmouth who was beheaded in 1685 after leading the Monmouth Rebellion and proclaiming himself King of England and Scotland. The Monmouth Tree at Whitelackington in Somerset was a Sweet Chestnut under which Monmouth is supposed to have dined; it blew down in 1897. In the 1970s the Monmouth Ash still grew at Horton in Dorset and was a descendent of the tree that marked the spot where the Duke was finally captured on Horton Heath. There is also still a Monmouth Oak at Toddington Manor in Bedfordshire, where Monmouth had hid in 1683 after an earlier rebellion (the Rye Plot).

A good source for legends like this is J H Wilks, 'Trees of the British Isles in History and Legend', 1972.

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Wim Brinkerink, at 2015-01-02 11:54:09, said:
Er is weer een nieuw mooi fotoboek verschenen. Zie hier een korte introductie. Ik zag hem te koop (hoewel niet voorradig) bij


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