Solved Help please with ID of a tree

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  1. Black Orchid

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    Hello, could you please help me to identify a fast growing evergreen tree? The leaves are about 2 inches long and half an inch wide dark green looking silver at the back. At the moment it has sort of 'seeds' about 4-5mm in diameter. It has grown more than 4 meters for 10 years.IMG_20200723_194041.jpgIMG_20200723_194005.jpgIMG_20200723_193948.jpgIMG_20200723_193932.jpg
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Holm oak, Quercus ilex.
     
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      Sorry Hans but Pete is spot on with Holm oak, Quercus ilex.
      You can clearly see the mini acorns/cup.
      Underside of leaves are pale/white.
      It can grow to a huge size...magnificent trees.
      See more pics below.

      Quercus ilex.tree - Google Search



      Prunus laurocerasus...common name cherry laurel is a shrub with big black berries.

      PRUNUS  LAUROCERASUS 04-10-2009 15-26-54.JPG

      prunus laurocerasus berry - Google SearchQUERCUS  ILEX 08-10-2015 13-33-10.JPGQUERCUS  ILEX 08-10-2015 13-33-29.JPGQUERCUS  ILEX 08-10-2015 13-33-55.JPG
       
    • Black Orchid

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      Thank you very much for your replies. My first guess was an evergreen oak tree but when I saw the leaves I started doubting. Those trees are nice but not when they are planted about 2 meters behind your garden fence. They were planted about 10 years ago and some are already taller than 4 meters with some branches already in my garden. My garden is small and soon there will be no sun in my garden because of those trees. But the most awful fact about these trees is their acorns. This spring and summer I am constantly finding acorns growing in my garden. Every day I find more acorns which have germinated everywhere in the garden. I think I have pulled out more than 100 growing acorns. They are a real nightmare as they grow very fast.
       
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        And I thought I was one up on Pete.. not a hope. Well done.
         
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          That is a familiar situation. What's a nice screen at one persons 'north end' can and usually is a disaster for the south of an adjoining garden.
          You've one hope, and that is, that you find a pleasant person at their door when you go around to discuss it!
          Any reasonable human would kindly get their green screen lopped at a sensible height.
          It is the decent thing to do.
          If they refuse, you've had it..
          Sadly there are one or two twits in the world that don't have much empathy with anyone or any thing.
          I really hope you can get a result with a bit of diplomacy.
           
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          • Black Orchid

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            Jymi Riddler thank you for your advice. All oak trees but one (the largest) are planted for the community garden of a town house. When I contacted my neighbour in the opposite house explaining the problem his reply was that the maintenance company for their town house charges them a lot for all community works. But he promised to trim his oak tree which is the largest and now is inside his garden. I hope at least one tree will be trimmed (though God knows when. Lol)
             
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              You could offer to trim it for him to a mutually agreed height?
               
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              Wooly Back you must be joking? I am 67 and after I trimmed my conifer tree a fortnight ago I had problems with my heart.
               
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