These factsheets describe the features of most of the common trees you will find in the UK. Use them to help with your identification. While many of these trees are native, increasing numbers have been introduced from overseas into gardens and for urban planting.
Alder, almond and peach, amelanchier, apple, ash, ashleaf-maple, bay, beech, white and silver birch and blackthorn.
Cedar, cherries, cherry laurel, cherry-plum, coast redwood, cockspur-thorn, cornelian-cherry, cotoneaster, crab apple, cypress, elder, elm, eucalyptus, evergreen magnolia and evergreen oak.
False acacia, fig, fir, hawthorn, hazel, hemlock-spruce, holly, hornbeam, horse-chestnut, Indian bean tree, Judas tree and juniper.
Larburnum, larch, lime, magnolia, maidenhair, manna ash, maple, monkey-puzzle, mulberry and oak.
Pagoda tree, peach, pear, pine, plane, plum, poplar, Portugal laurel, pride of India, rhododendron and rowans.
Service tree, spindle, spruce, stag's-horn sumach, strawberry tree, sweet-chestnut, sweet-gum, sycamore, tamarisk, tree of heaven, tulip tree, walnut, wellingtonia, western red cedar, whitebeam, willow and yew.
From trees that capture the essence of a season, to those that could be at risk from disease at certain times of year, explore our tree of the month.