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What kind of tree is this?

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by Toon, 25th Oct, 2015.

  1. Toon

    Toon Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? It's one of several that has been chopped down bordering a property I'm in the process of purchasing in the interim from when the sales photographs were taken. Very disappointed :( but I may be able to plant one somewhere on my own property that won't be subject to the same fate.

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  2. bob shovel

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    Not to sure but I'd say it has troublesome roots and makes a mess when it loses leaves!
     
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  3. Biz

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    First thing I do is chop down any trees when I buy! You want to put them in?
     
  4. Toon

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    Maybe it's a good thing after all that it's been chopped then - if it hasn't already done damage I'm unaware of :confused:
     
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    Toon Well-Known Member

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    I may love to read about desolate, post-apocalyptic wastelands, but I don't want to live in one :p
     
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    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Property i picked up last week, that tree is 12m away, look where the roots have come to, next stop foundations and pipes.

    The day after settlement it's chainsaw time zuuuummm zummmmmm
     

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    Is it the African Tulip Tree? Apparently the most beautiful tree in the world?
     
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    o_O Mmm, I see your point. Later on, do you end up putting in other plants with non-invasive root systems?
     
  9. Biz

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    I don't know anything about trees. I just chop.


    2 months ago i had to reline a sewer pipe at a cost of $4400 because of the neighbours tree roots invading.

    I have some plants and trees in my yard at home but i watch them like a hawk, if they get too big - gone.
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    Hello.....
     
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    It's difficult to tell from the picture but I think it could be a Royal Poinciana tree in early bloom. Where is the property located? If it's in Brisbane then these are very common there. It's a beautiful tree but it drops leaves EVERYWHERE.

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    It's in Qld, so you're probably right. Shame about the leaves, but then again, it may be no worse than the oaks we have here dumping all their leaves every autumn.
     
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    Thanks Wattledo, I've just googled both the African Tulip Tree & the Royal Poinciana & I think it is the Royal Poinciana as it has the finer leaves. Both beautiful trees.
     
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    Did you chop the neighbour too??

    For that price must have been a solid 4m repair! :p
     
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    Yeah big dramas, thankfully the house sold and the new owner is going to do a big reno and remove all the trees. DA has already been lodged.
     
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    Totally a Poinciana. :)
     
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    Looks like a Ponciana to me. Beautiful tree.
     
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    Yep - Poinciana.
     
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