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    I always snap off the big buds and destroy them. Don't know whether its good practice but it makes me feel better.
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    I don't know if I've attached my photos properly.

    One is zoomed out showing a good chunk of the tree. The other is a closer shot of the thorns. It looks different from the two further down the row that seem more like sloes as they have long thorns.

    Looks like I only have one blackcurrant and it will have to go as there's barely an unaffected bud on it.
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    Looks a bit like a plum/damson/bullace?
    Some are thorny.
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    Due to the careful pruning, my advice would be to leave it for this year & see what happens.
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    I agree with BM on the pruning. I also think VC might be right with the damson idea although the grey colour of the bark isn't quite what I'd expect, it's usually got more red in it.

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    I bumped in to the neighbouring plot holder. My mystery tree is a hawthorn. The old guy planted it to try and create windbreak hedge. Don't know why it's been pruned so straight in that case. Now how to go about removing a tree?

    However the "sloes" haven't flowered so I'll have to ask her about them next time I see her too.

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    To remove the tree, I would cut the top branches off leaving a thorn free trunk. Then try and use the trunk as a lever, see if it will move with a rocking motion, you may have to loosen the soil around the roots as you go. Failing that, it will be the old diggin' down with a spade/fork.
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    If you have any leaves on your trees we should be able to identify them. Here's hawthorn which will be in flower soon - its the May tree.

    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/vis...rees/hawthorn/
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