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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Grey Willow
The Grey Willow (Salix cinerea) 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

Guelder Rose
Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus),also known as Water Elder, European Cranberrybush, Cramp Bark or Snowball Tree) is a species of Viburnum native to Europe and Asia.

Hawthorn
The Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is also known as the "May tree" as it flowers in the month of May.
Symbolism: Love, beauty, protection and fertility.
Celtic Tree Month: May 13 - June 9

Hazel
The Hazel tree (Corylus avellana) was known as the ’Tree of Knowledge’ by the Celts and associated with wisdom and inspiration. Presenting brides hazelnuts blesses them with good fortune too.
Symbolism: Creativity, enlightenment and wisdom
Celtic Tree Month: August 5 - September 1

Holly
The Holly tree (Ilex aquifolium) is a beautiful evergreen whose berries and leaves have been long used to produce attractive Christmas decorations.
Symbolism: Peace, protection and hope.
Celtic Tree Month: July 8 - August 4

Hornbeam
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is a relatively small hardwood tree very similar to Common Beech. It has extremely hard timber.
Symbolism: Longevity, strength, and growth.

Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a large, deciduous tree commonly named the "conker" tree - after its nuts that are used in the traditional game of "conkers".
Symbolism: Fertility, abundance and longevity

Italian Alder
Italian Alder (Alnus cordata) is a medium sized deciduous tree, reaching heights up to 25 metres. It is native to parts of Italy but has been introduced and naturalised in other parts of Europe including the UK.
Symbolism: Strength, Protection, Determination
Celtic Tree Month: March 18 - April 14

Japanese Larch
Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi) is a deciduous conifer species of larch native to Japan.
Symbolism: Rest and recovery.

Juniper
Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that, in some regions, can reach heights of 9m (29ft).
Symbolism: Protection and purification.