Use the interactive identification key, factsheets and other resources in this section to help you distinguish one tree from another. When you have identified your trees please send in your results to the urban tree survey.
Identify your trees quickly and easily using this interactive key. Simply select the options that match your tree and in a few short steps you'll know what you're looking at.
Discover more about UK trees with these useful factsheets. From the size of the tree to the shape of the leaves, all the facts are here. And there are plenty of photographs to illustrate key features.
If you find an unusual tree or just need some friendly help with identification, ask our experts in the tree ID forum.
Use this glossary to check the meanings of words used to describe trees. Our diagrams and definitions will help you with leaf shapes, flower parts and more.
Get tips from the Museum's experts on what look for when identifying trees.
Here are some other online tools and books you can use to help you identify trees in the British Isles.
Identify UK trees with our app for iPhone, Leafsnap UK.
The app offers leaf recognition technology along with information and high-res images for 156 tree species in Britain.More about the Leafsnap UK app