We are looking at putting in an offer on a house, however it has a large tree in the back garden and we are looking to see how hard it would be to care for it over the years. We dont have a clue as to what type of tree it is so if you would be able to help us with this and any hints on upkeep that would be amazing thanks. enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

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    Can we get a close uo picture of the needles?
    – kevinskio
    Mar 15 '20 at 11:29
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    I would like to see a picture of the entire tree from a distance. I think it's a Norway spruce, but the tree form is a key in identifying the species. If a Norway spruce, you won't have any maintenance.
    – Jurp
    Mar 15 '20 at 20:51

Most likely it is spruce, but to be positive I would need photo of back side of green needles, bark.

You can always cut down the tree, sell the wood and plant some other trees more suitable for back garden - like Japanese maple.


The droopy needles I think I see in the pictures remind me of Norway spruce. (Clearer pictures of needles, bark, and cones would be beneficial for accurate identification.) Mature Norway spruce is basically a no-maintenance tree, I believe, when it reaches that size. Younger trees need protection from weed competition, but that large a tree is far beyond the weed competition stage.

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