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    Someone sent Mrs S. these photos and they would like to know what the trees are. They certainly look familiar but can't think of it! :doh:

    They like the golden glow to them but that just could be the sun on the dying leaves.

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    There is obviously a number of different leaves in this photo but the majority may be from those trees.
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    Many thanks :)
     
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    Leaves look a bit like Prunus to me.
     
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      I've just zoomed in on the first image and some of those leaves look similar to a Maple leaf - not the same as those in the second image. Could they be Plane trees?

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        I agree, some maples leaves there also.
         
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          Some of those leaves (highlighted) could be maple or plane but the majority are the other ones and I guess those are from the trees of the avenue that are being asked about.

          They look something like beech, birch, ash or poplar but would they line a street with those?
           
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            And would any of those colour up like those leaves.
            Which is why I was thinking cherry but the upright habit of the trees don't really bear that idea out.
             
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              I agree. I can't see them planting a whole road of them either.
               
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                Might be worth looking on google maps street view, it may show the same trees at a different time of year.
                 
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                  I've just zoomed in on the trees,like @Sheal did, and I must admit the ones still left on the trees do look more maple like than the majority of those on the ground.
                   
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                    Trouble is I don't know where it is - but can find out. A friend of Mrs Shiney asked about it. :noidea:
                     
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                    I think the leaves in the top photo - and therefore presumably the trees - are Acers. And the coloured ones in the bottom photo are Prunus. But not the same leaves in the two pictures - if you look at the leaves in the road at the top... I should say that I am about as unqualified to answer here as it is possible to be.
                     
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                      Could they be managed that way though? I lived on Cranleigh Gardens in Muswell Hill once and it was lined both sides by cherries that looked pretty much like that as I remember.
                       
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                        Definitely not Ash and I don't think they are Birch. Both Beech and Pete's suggestion of Prunus are possibilities though, but Beech leaves are heavily veined and I can't see that in the second image. There could be Prunus over hanging the road from gardens.

                        Edit: The leaves that I 'framed' in the second image are not from an Acer.
                         
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                          I'm as puzzled as all of you. I'll see whether I can get a message to the person who asked for the I.D.
                           
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