Tree Info

Tree information for native tree species in the United Kingdom

Here you’ll find a list of the native, and some non-native, tree species that we plant throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

From Alder Buckthorn trees to Yew trees, and everything in between, here you can find out what tree species we plant, their characteristics, uses and also tree symbolism.

You’ll find many of these trees for sale in our shop or you can dedicate a tree and have it planted in a woodland.

Search for a tree by its common name (ie: Oak) or by its Latin name (ie: Quercus robur).

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Common Gorse
Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is a species of flowering plant native to portions of Europe. From the United Kingdom and Ireland it is found as far south as Portugal and as far east as Poland and Ukraine.
Symbolism: Love and fertility.

Copper Beech
Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica purpurea) is a beautiful large tree with elegant branches and leaves that can range in colour from purple through to dark reddish-green.
Symbolism: Femininity and wisdom.

Crab Apple
Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) is a lovely tree with lots of white flowers in spring. In autumn it has green / red fruits which are great for wildlife.
Symbolism: Love and marriage.

Crack Willow
Crack Willow (Salix fragalis) is a species of willow native to Europe and western Asia, usually growing beside rivers.
Symbolism: Survival, adaptability, fertility and new life.
Celtic Tree Month: April 15 - May 12

Dogwood
The Common Dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, is a species of dogwood native to most of Europe and western Asia.
Symbolism: Stability, determination, kindness, devotion, fertility, passion, desire, illusion, and loyalty.

Downy Birch
The Downy Birch tree (Betula pubescens) is a fast growing tree that can reach heights of 20m (65ft). In their early years, Downy Birch trees may grow up to one metre a year.
Symbolism: Renewal, purification, love and fertility.
Celtic Tree Month: December 24 - January 20

Elder
Elder is a small deciduous tree, native to the UK and can also be found in much of Europe. Elder flowers are used to make Elderflower cordial and Elderberry jam can be made from its fruit.
Symbolism: Regeneration, legacy, rebirth, creativity and transformation.
Celtic Tree Month: November 24 - December 23

Field Maple
The Field Maple (Acer campestre) is a small to medium sized tree with leaves that produce rich, autumn colours. It is often planted in hedgerows.
Symbolism: Strength, protection.

Goat Willow
The Goat Willow (Salix caprea) also known as "Pussy Willow" is a fast growing tree with velvety flowers.
Symbolism: Survival, adaptability, fertility and new life.
Celtic Tree Month: April 15 - May 12

Grey Alder
Grey Alder (Alnus incana), or speckled alder, is a medium sized tree that reaches heights of 15 - 20 metres.
Symbolism: Strength, Protection, Determination
Celtic Tree Month: March 18 - April 14