The daily Tree Quiz

The daily Tree Quiz was a feature of ‘Trees Be Company’, Dorchester’s first Urban Tree Festival in May 2020. The answers to the daily Tree Quiz can be found here.

Sunday 24th May. Here is an extra Tree Quiz on the last day of ‘Trees Be Company’, Dorchester’s first Urban Tree Festival. The question has been set by Guest Quiz Master Graham. What tree is this? This specimen can be seen at Poundbury (it’s an entirely new one to me!)

Sunday 24th May. What tree is this, with large, heart-shaped leaves and deep mauve bell-shaped flowers? This one is at Dorset County Hospital.

Saturday 23rd May. This question has been set by Guest Quiz Master Graham. What tree is this? This specimen can be seen at Poundbury.

Thursday 21st May. What tree is this, with it’s vibrant pink flowers and heart shaped leaves on display now? This one can be seen in the garden of Holy Trinity Church on High West Street and there is another in the garden of The Quiet Space in Poundbury.

Wednesday 20th May. What tree is this? The leaves are a distinguishing feature and it’s big, creamy lemon yellow flowers will soon be visible. Several of these trees can be seen in Borough Gardens and there is a tall one in the wildlife garden behind All Saints Church on High West Street.

Tree Quiz on Wednesday 20th May. What tree is this?

Tuesday 19th May. What tree is this? It is not the best of photographs but it does show one of the distinguishing features in spring. This tree can be seen in Colliton Park.

Tree Quiz on Tuesday 19th May. What tree is this?

Monday 18th May. What small tree is this, with it’s unusual flower heads where the individual flowers open over a period of time? It is more commonly found in hedgerows and woodland edges, but you can see it in flower now by the Millstream in Dorchester.

Tree Quiz on Monday 18th May. What tree is this?

Sunday 17th May. What is the name of this tree which is flowering now in Dorchester with these plumes of white blossom?

Tree Quiz on Sunday 17th May. What tree is this?

Saturday 16th May. What tree is this, with it’s long cascades of scented flowers on display in the town?

Tree Quiz on Saturday 16th May. What tree is this?

Friday 9th May. Another warm-up question before the Urban Tree Festival starts in Dorchester on Saturday 16th May. What is the name of this flowering street tree, uncommon in the town, and a little after it’s best now..?

This is an uncommon street tree in Dorchester but here is a lovely example on South Court Avenue.

Thursday 8th May. As a warm-up for the daily tree quiz being planned for this year’s online Urban Tree Festival in Dorchester, what is this and can you name the tree it comes from?

What is this? It has a common name and a more technical one – do you know both? What is the name of the tree that it came from and do you know where any of these trees can be seen in Dorchester?

12 thoughts on “The daily Tree Quiz

  • May 16, 2020 at 10:54 am
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    Wild service tree.

    Cedar cone???not sure

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    • May 16, 2020 at 4:55 pm
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      Good attempts Chris, but neither answer is entirely right.
      Regarding the quiz on Thursday 8th May, you are correct to say it is a cone (in this case also known as a galbulus) but it does not come from a Cedar.
      And on Friday 9th May, you are in the wrong family of trees. Think Cherry (Prunus) rather than Sorbus.

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    • May 17, 2020 at 9:13 am
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      Yes, well done Graham! Any suggestions for Sunday’s Tree Quiz?

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      • May 19, 2020 at 6:43 am
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        ..hmm. not sure on Sundays tree. I think your Monday specimen is Viburnum opulus..?

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  • May 17, 2020 at 8:30 am
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    Sequoia giganteum Thursday
    Prunus padus (?) Friday
    Robinia pseudoacacia Saturday

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    • May 17, 2020 at 9:21 am
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      Three correct answers Dave, well done! Now what about Sunday’s clue?

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      • May 17, 2020 at 1:37 pm
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        Possibly … Fraxinus bungeana

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        • May 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm
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          Oh, you have me worried now, Dave. I have it down as Fraxinus ornus, the Manna Ash. I will need to check what the seeds look like in the autumn.

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          • May 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm
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            I’m sure you are correct. Hope you are getting plenty of interest in the event. Congratulations, on all your efforts!

  • May 22, 2020 at 8:14 am
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    Your Tuesday 19th tree looks like an Indian been tree. Wednesday, a tulip tree.

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    • May 23, 2020 at 8:43 pm
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      Both correct Graham, well done!

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