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Tree identification

Crab apple Malus sylvestris,  Wild Pear Pyrus pyraster  and

Quince Cydonus oblonga

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CRAB APPLE Malus sylvestris Twigs hairless and thinner than Wild apple. Found throughout the forest.

Twig of Wild Pear Pyrus pyraster found in the plantation and on the Hainault Lodge reserve.
Crab apple in bud. Crab apple blossom May 2005.
Simple pinnate leaf of Wild Crab. The leaf is shiny. Crab apples  3rd July 2006.
Wild pear  in flower. 23.4.06. Wild pear fruit in Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve

Quince flower. 4-5cms across. Note the large petals. 15th April 2007.

Hainault Lodge Nature Reserve

Quince fruits. Pear or apple-like. Fragrant. The fruits are often misshapen. The skin is hairy. 30th September 2007. Hainault Lodge Nature Reserve.