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Hello!

I'm attempting to get familiar with trees on our property which is in the Boreal forests of Estonia. So far I think I can identify birch, aspen, oak, and spotted alder.

We've got a stand where there are a lot of these (in the following winter photos) which I would love to know what they are.

Any ideas?





 
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Bark only tree ID is tough...
 
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I thought so. I might be able to get a dry leaf thats still stuck to a branch if it helps.
 
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Ya any leaves, flowers, seeds (if any) would help.
 
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I found this lone stranger frozen up high still attached. Soaked in water to soften it up for these shots. Any ideas?
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My guess from bark, leaf, and habit is some sort of poplar, perhaps a hybrid or a close relative of Populus balsamifera and P. trichocarpa in North America. If I'm correct, the buds should be a bit sticky, and likely aromatic when crushed.
 
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forestry tree identifiication guide This site should be of great help to you.
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