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Tree Identification Aid

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The grid below contains my photographs of various aspects of common trees. If you are looking to identify a tree from a characteristic you have noted (the leaf or flower for example) then use the 'photograph set' filter to select all the photographs of that characteristic and see if you can find a good match! If you think you know what the tree is then you can select a species from the 'tree index' and see all my photos for that species. Click any of the thumbnails displayed to see the big picture.

Very similar to silver birch but more upright
Profile - Winter

The bark is usually smoother than silver birch and more coppery in colour
Bark

The leaf buds are alternate up the stem
Leaf buds

The masses of smaller flowers make the flat topped elderflower
Flower

In late May the tree has lots of flat-topped cream flowers
Flower

In autumn the flowers turn to clusters of fruity berries
Seed or fruit

A close-up of the flower
Flower

The bark of older trees is very wrinkled
Bark

Young trees have a dusky coloured smooth bark with some notches on them
Bark

Diue to Dutch elm disease the elms rarely grow more than head height
Leaf

The lead is really all there is to indentify this once elegant tree
Leaf

The leaf is a small version of the classic Canadian maple shape
Leaf

The flowers of the willow family are similar across most species
Flower

When the flowers first emerge they are silvery and often called pussy willow
Flower

The trunk is not that hefty and often covered in lichen
Bark

Goat willow is not a large tree
Profile - Winter

Fully grown grey poplars can be quite tall and elegant
Profile - Winter

Early in life they can be a bit scrubby!
Profile - Winter

The bark gives the tree its grey colouring
Bark

The buds on the twigs are alternate
Twig

The grey willow is usually foud in damp, marshy habitats
Profile - Winter

It is generally shrubby but can grow into a large tree
Profile - Winter

The branch tips are distinctly silvery-grey which gives it its name
Other

Close up it is easy to see how the twigs get their silvery-grey appearance
Other

The leaf buds are arranged alternately spirally up the stem
Leaf buds

The bark has a greyish look and is often pitted
Bark

The flower will remind gardeners of lacecap hydrangaes
Flower

The outside petals surround others that appear to be buds that never open
Flower

The shape of the leaf is useful once the the distinctive flowers are over
Leaf

The red berries in autumn are poisonous
Seed or fruit

The flower is a conspicuous addition to the hedgerow in May
Flower

The flowers form large white clusrers
Flower

The flowers turn in to the haws we recognise in the late summer
Seed or fruit

The hedgerow is often red with the plentiful haws
Seed or fruit

The catkin is the male flower that produces pollen
Flower

Less often seen are the female flowers that receive the pollen
Flower

The female flowers produce the hazel nuts in the autumn
Seed or fruit

The hazel is not a big tree
Profile - Winter

They are often coppiced and so present unnatural shape
Profile - Winter

When coppiced all that is left is the central stool
Cross section

New growth shhots from the stool and is ready for coppicing again after about seven years
Profile - Winter

When a central trunk is present the bark is quite shiny
Bark

The leaf edge is finely serrated and comes to a point
Leaf

The holly is best known for its prickly leaf
Leaf

The flower is inconspicuous and often overlooked
Flower

But no one can overlook the bright red berries!
Seed or fruit

Holm oak produces acorns like other oaks
Seed or fruit

The flowers are quite insignificant ans easily overlooked
Flower

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