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  • American Holly (Ilex opaca), berries, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • River Exostema (Exostema longiflorum) in flower, endemic to the neotropics, South America and French Guiana
  • guanaco (Lama guanicoe), mother suckling her child, Chile, Torres del Paine National Park
  • American Holly (Ilex opaca), berries, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Silverleafed princess flower (Tibouchina heteromalla) from Brazil
  • Strawberry-bush (Euonymus americanus), leaves, Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, North Carolina, USA
  • Scrub vegetation (during winter) on the Southern Bolivian Altiplano (Laguna Colorada), South America.
  • Strawberry-bush (Euonymus americanus), leaves, Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, North Carolina, USA
  • Achiote shrub, aploppas or urucu (Bixa orellana), South America
  • Strawberry-bush (Euonymus americanus), seed pod, Raven Rock State Park, Lillington, North Carolina, USA
  • The Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a poisonous shrub that produces wonderful flowers.
  • The streets of Getsemani at dawn, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Blue Potato Bush a.k.a. Paraguay Nightshade, Royal Robe, Potato Bush Plant – Lycianthes rantonnetii
  • Iochroma calycina, Solanaceae, Ecuador, South America
  • Quito botanical gardens- flowering shrubs a pond, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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  • Summer leaves of Redbud Cercis canadensis Eastern USA
  • A pathway leads to a secret hidden garden in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  • Shrubs and dry hill in the background arid landscape of scrub
  • Summer leaves of Redbud Cercis canadensis Eastern USA
  • Amazonian coca (Erythroxylum coca) close up of leaves, shrub native to South America
  • Taique (Desfontainia spinosa ), flower
  • One of the local colourful houses in the fishing village of Baru.
  • Steam coming from the El Tatio geysers, Atacama Desert, Chile
  • The Garden at the base of Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia
  • Popayán, Colombia
  • View of the buildings, mountains & plants on the way from El Calafate to El Chaltén Santa Cruz Patagonia Argentina South America
  • Achiote shrub, aploppas or urucu (Bixa orellana), South America
  • Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), adult backlit among blooming Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens), Dinero, Texas
  • Shrubs and tufa formations at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California
  • The streets of Getsemani at dawn, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Blue Potato Bush a.k.a. Paraguay Nightshade, Royal Robe, potato Bush Plant – Lycianthes rantonnetii
  • Iochroma calycina, Solanaceae, Ecuador, South America
  • Dwarf Sumac (Rhus copallina), frost covered, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Pachystachys Pachystachys lutea single flower From South America
  • Various views of Bogota
  • Dwarf Sumac (Rhus copallina), frost covered, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Autumn shrubs on badlands slopes, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, USA
  • Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos),adult perched,Starr County, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA
  • Amazonian coca (Erythroxylum coca) close up of leaves, shrub native to South America
  • Fuchsia (Fuchsia alpestris), flowers
  • Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos),adult eating berries,Starr County, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA
  • Colorful hydrangea flowers in front of a historic Southern home in Gainesville, Georgia. (USA)
  • Architectural detail of a house with gas lamps in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Barnadesia caryophylla , a spiny shrub from South America in the Asteracea familly
  • Valley with cacti and small shrubs on the way to Los Lomitas Parque National Pan de Azucar Atacama (III) Chile South America
  • Grass, shrubs, vegetation, steppe, open plain, Reserva Nacional de las Vicunas, Lauca National Park, Altiplano, Norte Grande
  • Winter bark (Drimys winteri), Winteraceae endemic to South Latin America, symbolic tree with medicinal properties, Parque Tantauco, Chiloe Island, X Region of the Lakes, Chile
  • A rocky hillside in South Mountain Park outside of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Badlands red canyons in South Dakota
  • Nothing finer than a Carolina Wren
  • Iochroma calycina, Solanaceae, Ecuador, South America
  • Blooming Azaleas, Spring, Bridge at Magnolia Plantation, South Carolina USA
  • Pachystachys Pachystachys lutea single flower From South America
  • Various views of Bogota
  • Red Sandstone Hills and Formations of Sedona Arizona
  • Erosion features with sage and Rabbitbrush shrubs, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (south unit), North Dakota, USA
  • Cobblestone alley with old house, vegetation and bicycle in Paraty, an amazing and historic town totally preserved in the Brazilian coast.
  • Brazil raintree / yesterday-today-and-tomorrow / morning-noon-and-night / Kiss Me Quick (Brunfelsia pauciflora) in flower, endemic to Brazil
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  • Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus), female perched on Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata) branch, Dinero, Lake Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Costa Rica Coffea plantations. Coffea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. Coffea species are shrubs or small trees native to tropi
  • Mickey Mouse bush in front of Spaceship Earth, Epcot Center, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
  • Dwarf ixora (Ixora sp.) plant with pink flowers, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Adesmia guttulifera flowers coast of Viedma Lake Santa Cruz Patagonia Argentina South America
  • Ripening coffee beans on a coffee plantation, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
  • Winter bark (Drimys winteri), Winteraceae endemic to South Latin America, symbolic tree with medicinal properties, Parque Tantauco, Chiloe Island, X Region of the Lakes, Chile
  • An ocotillo plant in South Mountain Park outside Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Badlands red canyons in South Dakota
  • Running creek after a week of rain on the bay trail near Sunnyvale, south San Francisco bay area, California
  • Barberry or Pepperidge Bush, Berberis darwinii, Berberidaceae. Southern South America.
  • Blooming Azaleas, Spring, Bridge at Magnolia Plantation, South Carolina USA
  • A view of the bridge and South Falls in Silver Falls State Park and an umbrella along the trail
  • New Orleans, USA – April 22, 2018: Downtown old town Louisiana town city with famous Jackson Square park, green spring plants, sign map
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  • Espeletia (Espeletia spec.), blooming Espeletia, Colombia, Purace National Park
  • The narrow alley full of red flowering shrubs and planters hanging on the old building’s windows, Monastery of Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru
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  • A Southern monarch (Danaus erippus) butterfly enjoys the sunshine while takes a rest on a Ixora plant during sunny afternoon in Asuncion, Paraguay.
  • Southern beech (Nothofagus antarctica) habitat Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, South America
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Simon Lester goes out on a limb to identify species and stop us barking up the wrong tree.

Whether it’s a majestic oak or a wind-pruned thorn hanging on to life on an exposed coastline or a desolate moor, Britain’s trees are a truly remarkable and defining feature of our landscape.

Solemn, stately and statuesque, they have towered over our countryside for some 400 million years, offering breathtaking beauty, shelter, shade, fuel, food and the most versatile building material known to man. They are living documents of our very existence, which bring reassurance and hope through their indefatigable ability to outlive us.

Here’s our simple guide to identifying British trees.

Common lime – Tilia x europaea

Probably the tallest broad-leaved tree in Britain, the common lime is set apart from other limes by bushy side shoots that start from near the ground. Often seen in streets and parkland, this galleon of a tree is a true joy to sit beneath in July, when its sweetly scented flowers attract gently buzzing bees.

As well as feasting on the nectar and pollen, insects love to drink the honeydew deposited by aphids on the tree’s delicate, heart-shaped leaves, which have tiny tufts of white hair in the vein axils.

English oak – Quercus robur

Also called pedunculate oak, because it bears fruit or acorns on long stalks or ‘peduncles’, this is the most common oak in Britain. Set apart by its generous trunk, sturdy, crooked branches and expansive crown, the female flowers bloom on upright stalks, with the male equivalent appearing as hanging catkins.

Acorns develop, usually in pairs, next to alternate and distinctively scalloped stalkless leaves that have ear-like lobes at the base.

London plane – Platanus x hispanica

Brought here from Spain in the 17th century and planted for its ability to thrive in urban conditions (thanks to its bark, which sheds in large flakes, preventing the tree from becoming suffocated under sulphurous grime), the London plane is a hybrid of the Oriental plane and the American plane.

Its large, bright-green serrated leaves are up to 6in or more across, set alternately on the stem and not in opposite pairs. Ball-shaped male and female flowers flourish on the same tree, albeit on different stems. Once pollinated by the wind, the female flowers develop into bristly fruits.

Common beech – Fagus sylvatica

The mature beech—which can reach 130ft and develop a massive, many-branched dome—is a sight to behold, especially when it comes into bright-green leaf in May.

The dense canopy means only shade- tolerant plants can survive. However, this is made up for by the way splendid stands of these trees set the countryside ablaze in autumn, when their leaves turn orange, then rich red-brown. Both male (tassel-like) catkins and female flowers grow (in pairs, encased by a cup) on the same tree, which, once pollinated by the wind, houses beech mast.

Scots pine – Pinus sylvestris

Scotland was once covered by ancient Caledonian pine forest, but, now, only about 50,000 acres of these Tolkein-esque trees remain in the Highlands. Capable of reaching 115ft and living for 700 years, the trees’ scaly, warm-orange bark fissures with age.

Evergreen needles, which are shorter than those of other pines and have a blue tinge, are slightly twisted and grow in pairs on side shoots. Yellow male flowers appear at the base of these shoots and globular, blood-red tipped female blooms grow at shoot tips. Once pollinated by the wind, female flowers turn green and develop into cones.

Crack willow – Salix fragilis

Difficult to distinguish from the white willow, the crack willow—which likes to grow on lowland wet soils, particularly by water and in woods—is so called because of the sound its branches and twigs make as they snap and fall to the ground.

Its narrow, oval, elongated leaves are shorter than those of the white willow and it’s dioecious, with male and female flowers seen on sep- arate trees in May—male catkins are yellow and female catkins green.

English elm – Ulmus minor var. vulgaris

It seems ironic that the billowing, once widespread English elm used to be associated with melancholy and death (possibly because dead branches can fall without warning), only for it to be ravaged by Dutch elm disease in the late 1960s.

With double-toothed, round-tipped leaves, the elm’s blush-tinged, tassel-like flowers appear in February and March and, once pollinated by wind, become winged fruits called samaras that are cast forth in the breeze.

Field maple – Acer campestre

The field maple is Britain’s only native maple—and yes, its sap can be used to make syrup. Often spotted in hedgerows, it can be identified by the five, rounded lobes of its olive leaves—which fade to ochre in autumn—svelte twigs and light-brown, flaky bark.

Its flowers appear to be hermaphrodite, but they’re dominated by either male or female sexual parts, which are small, yellow-green, cup-shaped and hang in clusters. After pollination by insects, they become large, winged fruits, which are scattered by the wind.

Common hazel – Corylus avellana

Long believed to possess magical powers, the hazel is often coppiced, but can reach 40ft and live for up to 80 years. Long, pale-yellow catkins appear and shed their pollen in February, before toothed and hairy leaves unfurl.

The hazel’s tiny, female flowers, which are tipped with red stigmas and almost hidden within the leaf-buds, are pollinated by the wind and eventually mature into clusters of up to four brown nuts, each surrounded by jagged-edged green bracts.

Holly – Ilex aquifolium

Glossily evergreen, this much- loved conical-shaped tree, with its prickly, darkest-emerald leaves and bright-red berries (which only adorn female trees), has been used as a winter decoration since pre-Christian times. The thickness and waxy surface of its leaves help them to resist water loss and last up to four years on the tree, which explains how sprigs and wreathes can survive the festive season.

Seen as a fertility symbol and a charm against witches and goblins, cutting down a holly tree—which only has spiky leaves at the bottom to desist browsing animals—was considered unlucky.

Hornbeam – Carpinus betulus

Often confused with common beech, but the buds on winter twigs of hornbeam lie flat, rather than sticking out at a wide angle as with beech. A fluted trunk also distinguishes the tree, along with hanging clusters of triangular, ribbed nutlets ringed by long, three-lobed bracts.

Male (dangling catkins) and female (leafy buds) form on the same tree and, after pollination by the breeze, female catkins become green-winged fruits known as samaras.

Horse chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum

Introduced to Britain from Turkey in the 1600s, the horse chestnut is more common in parks, gardens, along roads and on village greens than in woodland.

Towering up to 130ft and living as long as 300 years, it’s easily identified by its handsome palmate leaves comprising five to seven pointed, toothed leaflets and the arresting ‘candles’—spears of white blossom, with a pink flush at the base—that adorn it from May. Once pollinated by insects, each flower becomes a burnished red-brown conker encased in a spiky acid-green husk, which falls in autumn

Common alder – Alnus glutinosa

I’m fond of the dark-green, round- leaved alders that escort the rivers that wind down from the moor, below our house in the Scottish borders, en route to the Border Esk. One of the few trees on which leaves stay verdant well into the autumn, it’s the alder’s catkins that make it stand out from the rest of the trees in the wood. Although the fruits ripen in October, they remain throughout the winter as brown, woody cones, until the seeds are dispersed in spring.

Common ash – Fraxinus excelsior

The ash is one of our tallest trees, easily distinguished by fronds of 6–13 avocado-coloured toothed leaf- lets that sit opposite each other. Look out for short, black buds in opposite pairs on smooth, grey twigs.

The ash, on which spiked clusters of purple-tipped flowers usually appear on different trees, but, paradoxically, can develop male and female flowers on different branches of the same tree, is susceptible to ash dieback. Once pollinated by the wind, these flowers become winged fruits known as ‘keys’.

Aspen – Populus tremula

Also known as ‘quaking aspen’, possibly due to the way its small leaves—which are borne singly on long, flattened stalks—tremble in the breeze, creating a rustling sound, the aspen’s leaves are a coppery-brown shade when they first unfurl in spring, fading to amber in autumn.

With dainty trunks cloaked in silvery-green bark, often pitted with diamond-shaped pores called lenticels, individual aspens produce exclusively male and female flowers (catkins) in March or April, before the leaves appear. Fertilised female catkins ripen during the summer, before releasing tiny, tufted seeds.

Rowan – Sorbus aucuparia

The rowan is a graceful, open tree with smooth, grey-brown bark and pinnate (feather-like) leaves comprising eight pairs of long, oval and toothed leaflets. Its extreme hardiness— which means that, along with the silver birch, it can be found higher up on mountainsides than any other tree in Britain—explains why it’s sometimes known as the mountain ash.

Widely planted as a street or garden tree, it’s a hermaphrodite and comes into its own in May, when clusters of white blossom spread over the crown. By September, these have become the lipstick-red berries that make a great jelly to go with game.

Sessile oak – Quercus petraea

So-called due to its stalkless (sessile) acorns, Britain’s second native oak is usually found in less fertile upland areas. When mature, it forms a broad and spreading crown and tends to be taller, with a more elongated, straighter trunk, than an English oak.

Male and female flowers are found on the same tree, with male flowers forming green catkins and females appearing as discreet clusters of bracts (modified leaves), which resemble red flower buds.

Silver birch – Betula pendula

Easily recognisable as one of Britain’s native trees, thanks to its slender trunk and pearly-white bark, the silver birch grows higher up mountains than any other deciduous tree.

Its delicate leaves, with a straight base and large teeth, alternate along slim, whip-like, red-brown twigs and the branches usually droop downwards, hence the Latin name pendula, which means hanging. In winter, when viewed en masse from a distance, the naked branches of this feminine and graceful tree radiate a soft, purple hue.

Sweet chestnut – Castanea sativa

Widespread in coppices and park- lands, but rare in the North and West, the sweet chestnut has grown in Britain since Roman times. As cool British summers prevent nuts ripening, most chestnuts eaten in the UK are imported. Large, narrow trees with long and slim leaves, saw-like teeth and parallel veins and lots of low branches, sweet chestnuts punctuate parks or former parkland.

Unusually, its catkins bear mostly male flowers and others have both male and female—female flowers form at the base and tassel-like male flowers at the tip of the catkin, which in autumn, develops into a spiky husk containing up to three nuts.

Sycamore – Acer pseudoplatanus

Introduced from France in the Middle Ages, the sycamore is a common sight in woodlands and gardens. Set apart by its winged fruits, which, in October spiral to the ground rather like helicopter blades, this tree—with a massive domed outline and dense foliage—is also distinguished by its dark green, leathery-like toothed leaves, which don’t look unlike those of the maple. Greenish-yellow flowers appear, along with the leaves, in May and June.

Yew – Taxus baccata

Long associated with churchyards, the yew can reach 600 years of age, with some British specimens pre-dating the 10th century. A symbol of immortality, but also a harbinger of doom, the yew has small, ramrod- straight needles with pointed tips that grow in two rows on either side of each twig.

Male and female flowers—which grow on separate trees—appear in March and April. The yew doesn’t bear its seeds in a cone; each seed is enclosed in a red, fleshy, berry-like structure known as an aril, the only part of the tree that’s not toxic.

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Volunteers are being urged to do their bit to stop the climate emergency by grabbing a spade and signing up for the biggest mass tree-planting campaign in the UK’s history.

Plots in suitable sites around the country are being prepared for 30 November, when the Big Climate Fightback campaign will start with pledges sought from 1 million people. Local groups are being encouraged to run tree-planting events and councils are being asked for permission to plant trees on their land, or outside schools and other publicly owned properties. Businesses are also being urged to plant trees on their own premises if possible.

People without gardens or the means to plant their own trees are being encouraged to spot potential sites and ask their local council or the landowner for permission to plant.

By 2025, the Woodland Trust – the charity behind the Big Climate Fightback – hopes to have planted a tree for every person in the country. All of the trees provided by the charity will be native broadleaf varieties, such as oak, birch and hawthorn.

The writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has pledged to plant a tree and called on others to do the same. “Climate change is a real threat and affects us all, but there is the simplest of all solutions: the humble tree,” she said. “I urge people to get off their sofas and plant a tree. It’s very simple and you could be one in a million.”

According to the Committee on Climate Change, the government’s statutory advisers on the climate crisis, the UK should have 1.5bn new trees by 2050 to meet the net zero carbon target, set in line with international scientific warnings on the climate crisis. The government has set a target of 5,000 hectares a year for England alone, but planting rates have fallen well short of that, with last year only 1,420 hectares (3,508 acres) of new woodland planted.

However, trees will also need to be cared for after planting to ensure they survive, so groups are encouraged to participate beyond the planting stage. The Woodland Trust also warned that tree planting alone was not enough. “As individuals, we all need to do much more to reduce our impact on the planet by cutting emissions and reducing pressure on resources,” said Darren Moorcroft, the charity’s chief executive.

A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “Working with the Woodland Trust and other organisations, we also want to encourage everyone to play a part and help us to plant more trees. We’ve already kick-started the creation of a Northern Forest, which will see 50m trees planted from Liverpool to Hull, and we have set up two funds worth £60m to drive up planting rates, including in our towns and cities. Later this year we will be consulting on a new English Tree Strategy, focusing on how to accelerate woodland creation across the country.”

Discover the different types of willow trees of different sizes and features. Know about the unique properties of each and the places where you can find them.

The willow, also known as osiers and sallows, is a deciduous tree, belonging to the genus Salix. Varying in size from small shrubberies to huge trees, willows are moisture-loving plants and are native to temperate to cold regions in the Northern Hemisphere. While these trees thrive best in wet, moist areas, about 400 of their species are living in warm and cold weather regions as well.

Willows have plenty of uses and that’s why they are considered such an important tree variety; from holding back soil to preventing erosion to being a landscape beauty for your yard, willow trees are a force to be reckoned with. In many regions, these tough trees are so much so used for medicinal purposes. For example, willows are used to heal back pain and to treat severe acne.

Willows have many properties and fortunately, there are plenty of them out there to take advantage of. In this article, we’re letting you in on everything you need to know about different types of willow trees. So, have a read!

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1. Weeping Willow

Also known as a Babylon tree, the weeping willow is native to northern China. This fascinating tree is often admired for its unique appearance; as it boasts a rounded structure with drooping branches and elongated leaves. Its dangling leaves and branches which face towards the earth is the reason why this tree is named the “weeping willow”.

These elegant trees make an excellent landscaping choice as their lance-shaped leaves instantly grab the onlooker’s attention. The leaves tend to grow up to three to six inches in length, turning into a bright yellow hue during the fall season. In the spring season, the weeping tree changes into a chirpy one, as it blooms in full glory, with beautiful yellow flowers. The rough and tough grey bark with a deep, strong root system keeps the tree intact. And hence, the tree is able to enjoy a relatively healthy life, for about 30 years.

2. White Willow

Scientifically known as Salix Alba, the white willow is a glorious tree with silvery white leaves, hence the name “white willow”. This fast-growing tree has the ability to be as tall as 70 feet. Native to Europe, Central Asia, and Northern Africa, white willows are cultivated all across the globe now. In the United States, the cultivation of white willows started early in the 1700s and hasn’t stopped since then.

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This is the first willow that blooms with leaves and flowers in spring and the last one to shed leaves in fall. The tree is able to hold onto the leaves late into the autumn season. It also features a furrowed bark and droopy branches which makes the tree more graceful.

3. Goat Willow

Native to the UK, most regions of Europe and some parts of Asia, the goat willow a deciduous, broad-leafed tree. This heavy-leafed tree is popularly known as the “pussy willow” because of its smooth grey male flowers which bear resemblance to cats’ paws.

These long-living trees have a grey-brown bark which develops smooth twigs as it ages. Unlike other willows, goat willow’s leaves are oval and pointy at the end. The upper side of the leaves is hairless while underneath there is fine, gray hair. In early spring, both male and female flowers spring up on trees. Female catkins are also visible which turn into wooly seeds after getting pollinated by wind.

Goat willow trees can be found near hedgerows, woodland, and scrubs and are also found in more moist-ridden areas like lakes, canals, and streams.

4. Dappled Willow

The dappled willow (Salix Integra) is one of the most striking shrubs, exhibiting lovely shades of white, green, and pink. The leaves hint shades of pink when they are abloom but as the season changes, so does the color of leaves. At the turnaround of the season, pink starts to fade away and is replaced with white and green. The branches complement the leaves by turning into bold red in the fall and winter season.

Owing to its showy appearance, this graceful shrub makes for a rich and gorgeous landscape tree in a garden and backyard. Compact in size with lance-shaped leaves, the dappled willow has been the winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society – all the way more reason to add this beauty to your house landscapes!

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Also known as Salix Amygdalaoides, the peach-leaf willow is a fast-growing species, ranging in a number of sizes from small to medium to large. Native to southern Canada and the United States, this tree requires wet regions to grow such as lakes, streams, and rivers.

One of the defining characteristics of the peach-leaf willow is its leaves that resemble peach tree leaves. The leaves are long and wide, usually yellowish green in color. This shrub also produces yellow catkins which are produced in spring along with pretty-looking leaves.

While the shrub shoots up fast, it lives a short life. That being said, peach-leaf willow comes with its own unique uses. For example, this variety of willow can be employed to fill up empty spaces in yards. It also helps in controlling soil erosion.

6. Purple Osier Willow

This multi-stemmed shrub comes with a distinctive botanical name “Salix purpurea”. Native to Western Asia, North Africa, and Europe, purple willow is a tall willow tree, shooting up to 8 to 10 feet. One way to distinguish the purple osier is through its bushy outlook with trunks and branches in light gray to grayish-brown tones. Although the bark is thin, it is quite sturdy; and twigs appear in multiple colors such as yellow, brown, green or purplish red.

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One of the notable properties of the purple osier willow is that catkins develop before the leaves. Immature male catkins are shaded reddish purple with smooth hair on them. Each male catkin has round florets with a stalk in the middle. Florets contain anthers that are purple but later on changes into yellow. On the other hand, female catkins are yellowish green when immature and consist of many florets and stalks.

7. Coyote Willow

Scientifically known as Salix Exigua, the coyote willow is a native species of North America. Commonly known as the Sandbar willow, the coyote willow is a plant species that has been used by the Great Basin Indians for many years. They use it to create material goods such as baskets, fish traps, ropes, bows and arrows, and cradleboards. There was a time when this willow variety was used for medicinal purposes as well. It was prepared in the form of healing teas or powdered barks to cure various ailments like dandruff, toothaches, and dysentery.

To identify this willow, you must know that the sandbar willow is a shiny green tree with straight and slender branches. It is a tall-growing willow as it can shoot up to 16 feet tall.

Research shows that the coyote willow can be recognized in two subspecies such as Salix exigua exigua and Salix exigua interior.

8. Scouler’s Willow

Also called Salix scouleriana, the scouler’s willow is one of the smallest varieties of willow, ranging from 2 to 12 m in height. Native to western North America, this deciduous shrub exhibits multiple fibrous and wide-spread stems, helping the shrub to stay a strong one for a long period of time. This diamond-shaped willow was discovered by John Scouler and hence named after its discoverer.

The shrub boasts a dark green upper surface while whitish lower surface with rusty-colored hair. The leaves are usually wide from the middle and have acute ends. It also produces catkins and small hairy fruits along with a darkish brown bark.

As compared to other willows, Scouler’s willow has the potential to tolerate mild dry conditions. The wood of the willow is used for carving purposes. it is also cultivated to control soil erosion and heavy bodies of water.

9. Almond Willow

Botanically called Salix triandra, almond willows belong to Europe and Western and Central Asia. The reason why it is named almond willow is due to the dull, dark green almond-shaped leaves. Like other typical willows, both male and female catkins are produced in early spring along with new leaves.

The tree has a wide range of amazing uses. In Russia, the plant is used for producing nectar for honeybees in the honey industry. The small-growing plant is also an excellent source of biofuel energy production. The shoots are used for basket-making in various parts of the world. That’s not it. This moisture-hungry willow offers plenty of edible uses. The inner bark (raw or cooked) can be dried down and grounded into a powder form. Later on, it can be added to cereal flour to make bread out of it.

10. Crack Willow

Did you know that the crack willow was named after the twitching sound of breaking or falling branches?

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Also mistaken for the white willow, the crack willow is a tall tree with light to dark green leaves. However, the leaves of the brittle willow are shorter than those of the white willow. Unlike white willow trees, the crack willow tree doesn’t have distinguishing white hair to them. The male catkins that this stunning tree produces are yellow while female ones are in green.

Wondering where to find this variety of willows? They are widely populated near the water bodies in the UK, Europe, and Western Asia.

11. Arctic Willow

Also known as Salix Arctica, the arctic willow is a tiny form of willow, belonging to the family of Salicaceae. The willow tree has a natural capability to survive in harsh climatic regions of arctic and subarctic. A small distribution of these light purpled hued willows can be seen in the Arctic Ocean.

It may not be much of a use to humans, but it is a rich source of food to arctic animals. For example, caribou, muskoxen, and lemmings feed on the twigs and barks of the Arctic willow.

12. Dwarf Willow

Also known as the least willow or snowbed willow, the dwarf willow belongs to the Salicaceae subfamily and is widely distributed in the North Atlantic and East Canada. This is a low-growing shrub which grows up to only 2 to 5 cm in height.

The leaves are usually round in shape with toothed ends. Like other willows, it produces lovely catkins. Female catkins of this species are tinted red, while male catkins yellow.

There are different types of willow trees which can be found throughout the world, with each of them having unique properties and uses.

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Salix: Willow

Facts: Salix

Family: Salicaceae

Genus: Salix (SAY-licks) based in Celtic, sel means ‘near’ and lis means ‘water’.

Common: Willow

Origin: Salix is found all over the world, except in Australia.

Characteristics: There are around 250-300 species of willow shrubs and trees. Almost all lose their leaves in winter, and most bloom before or with the first leaf set in spring. Flowers are set in tight clusters called catkins, some of which are covered in fuzz (Pussy Willows).

Many have yellow, red or purple bark during the cold of winter. Typically willows develop a dense fibrous root system that searches out water, so they should be planted well away from the foundation of a house, and away from water lines.

Size: Willows range from 6″ x 24″ shrubby groundcovers to 70′ x 50′ trees depending on species.

Light: Most prefer full sun to part shade. Willows with white or pink leaves (Dappled Willow) should be shaded during the heat of the afternoon.

Culture: Willows generally grow quickly, both in the root system and above ground. They have a natural affinity for water and in nature are found growing along stream banks, lakes and rivers. They like moist soil but can adapt to drier areas once their roots are established. Because of their dense root system, it can be difficult to grow plants around or underneath willows.

Pruning: Willows tend to accept pruning very well and grow back quickly. Many willows have branches that are used for decoration, basket weaving, twig furniture and wattle fencing.

  • Shrubby willows (Dappled, Arctic & Pussy Willows) can be pruned low to the ground (coppiced) to keep them smaller and to promote better stem & foliage color.
  • Pruning can happen at any time during the year, but keep in mind that when branches are cut, new growth is stimulated.
  • Willow trees will accept pruning, but should be planted in an area where they have enough room so the minimal pruning is needed. Trees that are over-pruned are more susceptible to diseases like Crown Gall.

Hardiness: varies by species – some as cold tolerant as Zone 2 (-50f). Many species are suited to Portland.

Problems: Willow trees are fast-growing and their root systems are big and dense. To avoid damage from roots, plant willows far away from sidewalks, houses and water pipes. Anything that grows really fast will have weaker branches, so breakage can be a problem too.

Willows are prone to a slew of pest and disease issues as well.

A Guide to Tree Identification


The leaf blade

Leaves are generally speaking broad, flat, and thin: these features allow them to intercept light for photosynthesis and allow gases to enter or leave the leaf easily. The flat surface of the leaf is termed the leaf blade or lamina, as seen to the left. The top surface (or adaxial surface) of the leaf is often very different from the lower (or abaxial) surface. For example the lower surface may be hairy, or a different colour, or the veins of the leaves may be more obvious. The leaf is usually joined to the stem of a plant by a stalk; this is called the petiole. The angle that the petiole makes with the stem of the plant is termed the leaf axil. The tip of the leaf is sometimes referred to as the apex of the leaf.

The leaf margin

The edge of the leaf is known as the leaf margin. Looking at the margin of the leaf can be an important in identifying the leaf. Leaf margins may be described as entire, toothed, or lobed. The oak leaf to the left is clearly lobed.

Leaves, simple or compound

A leaf is said to be simple if its lamina is undivided; that is, any ‘teeth’ or lobes do not reach down to the main vein of the leaf. A compound leaf consists of several leaflets, all of which join up with a single leaf stalk or petiole. It is important when looking at the leaves of a tree to look for the petiole – as a single leaflet of a compound leaf can look like a single, simple leaf.

Palmate compound leaf

For this type of leaf, the leaflets join to a central point, like outstretched fingers joined to a central palm – like those seen on Horse Chestnut.

Pinnate compound leaf

The leaflets usually occur in pairs (opposite to, or slightly displaced from opposite each other) with a single leaflet at the top of the leaf – like those on Ash and Mountain Ash.

Leaf arrangement

Leaf arrangement or phyllotaxis is another feature of leaves that may help in you in identifying a tree is how they are arranged on the shoots or twigs of the tree.

Look at a shoot (not too near the tip).

  • How are the leaves arranged?
  • Do they occur in pairs?

If pairs of buds are set at right angles to each other, then this arrangement is described as decussate (as seen in the Horse Chestnut).

Or are they arranged singly and alternately, as in Beech and Birch?

The 5 Most Common Trees in the UK

Given how many trees we see on a daily basis, and how lucky we are to live in a country where there is still so much woodland and forestry to explore, it is surprising that knowledge of the most common trees is uncommon. You might be surprised to learn that only 1% of families can identify the most common trees in the UK.

Here are 5 of the most common trees, as well as some information about their most defining physical characteristics.

Common Ash – Fraxinus Excelsior

Common ash, sometimes known as European ash, is the most common form of ash tree native to Britain. This species has long been important for a number of purposes, hence its ubiquity across the British Isles. This wood grows rapidly and is resilient enough to be useful in construction. It has proven a valuable resource for many craftspeople who work with wood.

While it lacks the natural resilience to decay that makes oak popular for long-term structures, common ash offers greater flexibility, is resistant to splitting, and has excellent shock-resistance properties. All of these properties have made it a natural choice for tool handles, the purpose it was traditionally used for.

The common ash tree is very, well, common. So you almost certainly encounter this tree often, even if you are currently unaware of it. The leaves of the ash tree are of the compound type, meaning that, rather than a single big leaf, the tree has a number of small leaflets (a leaflet is a small leaf, not a printed document). The leaflets on the ash tree are lance-shaped and feature slightly toothed edges. They grow in pairs, except for the end leaflet which grows by itself.

During the winter months, the tree’s distinct black buds begin producing shoots tipped with clusters of small purple flowers.

The distinct nature of the ash’s leaflets is the best way to identify it. However, be aware of the Rowan tree, which looks very similar to the common ash tree. In fact, rowan trees are sometimes known as “mountain ash”. While they have the same shape as the leaflets of an ash, the leaves of a rowan tree grow in staggered pairs and are elongated in their appearance.

Aspen – Populus Tremula

The soft, white wood of the aspen tree is much stronger than you might expect from handling it. It is also notable for its low flammability, a property which has made it a popular material for producing matches and paper from. ‘Wood wool’, which consists of shredded aspen wood, is sometimes used as a stuffing, and sometimes used in packing as well.

One of the most interesting and unique properties of aspen is that it lacks the compounds, specifically phenols, which are found in pine and juniper trees. These compounds irritate the respiratory systems of many animals, and therefore these woods are not used around them. These worries don’t apply to aspen, and so it has found use on farms and as an animal bedding in its shredded form.

The leaves of the aspen tree are large and round; they also feature irregular blunt teeth around the edge. Near to the blade of the leaf, the stalk is flattened and flexible. Because of this, the leaves of the aspen flutter in a way that most other trees don’t. When they are young, their leaves are a copper colour. As they mature, their leaves turn green, and then to yellow as they fall. Some leaves may become red.

The easiest way of identifying the aspen is to look for those flattened leaf stalks (they’re called petioles, if you’re interested!).

Silver Birch – Betula Pendula

The distinctive silver-white bark of the silver birch has made it a very popular ornamental tree throughout the UK. As well as the appearance of its bark, the drooping nature of the plant’s shoots, even when in much warmer climates than usual, also add to its aesthetic appeal. The wood itself is used extensively in manufacturing, being used to construct furniture, skis, kitchen utensils, and much more.

The resin of the silver birch is relatively easy to extract and makes for a very effective waterproof glue, which is also useful for starting fire.

The defining characteristic of the silver birch is the colour of its bark, which can range from grey to off-white in colour. One indication of a silver birch, in addition to the aforementioned bark colour, is that it has a symbiotic relationship with the common toadstool mushroom – amanitas muscaria. This mushroom features a bulbous red cap with white spots on it, like you often see in fairy tales.

Sessile Oak – Quercus Petraea

The sessile oak is widely considered to be one of the most important species of tree in all of Europe. It is of enormous value both ecologically, and economically. Traditionally, the timber of the sessile oak was used to construct ships. Today, it is used to make high-quality, luxury furniture. The finest sessile oak is used for luxury furniture work, while the lower quality materials are used in construction.

Oak leaves have a distinct appearance, the shape of the edges of oak leaves are known as an ‘undulate margin’. Coupled with a deep and dark green colour, and the presence of acorns along the twigs, oak leaves are very distinctive. This is a great tree to start with if you are just learning how to identify them. Sessile oak features acorns without stalks, which allows you to identify this species from the others.

Sweet Chestnut – Castanea Sativa

The seed of the chestnut tree, the iconic chestnut, has been used as a food for many centuries throughout Europe. This remains the primary purpose for its cultivation, but the wood of the chestnut is also valued for a variety of purposes.

The easiest way to identify a chestnut tree is the presence of the chestnuts. They are encased in a spiked seed casing, which itself is very distinct. The nuts of the sweet chestnut tree are smalerl than those of the horse chestnut, they also grow in clusters on the sweet chestnut, but individually for the horse chestnut.

Identifying trees might seem impossible at first, but once you start learning, you will find it hard to stop. You will feel better just being able to identify more of the trees you see on a regular basis, and this is excellent knowledge to pass on to your children.

25 Different Types of Tree Species with Their Names and Uses

Trees are the most essential living component in our nature. Trees help to maintain a balance in the ecosystem. They make the environment look lush and green while supplying sufficient coolness to the surroundings. Unfortunately, the rate at which they are being cut down is rather alarming and sad. However, some of the giant trees are difficult to forget or not notice. Take a look at some of the different types of trees in India.

Types of Trees in India with Pictures and Names:

Here are the top 25 types of trees list that you may have most definitely noticed.

1. Banyan Tree:

Banyan trees are mostly seen in different regions of the country and are the national tree of India that grows in a special type of soil. The oldest Banyan tree is present in Kolkata. This huge type of tree has extensive branches in order to provide support to it, having height more than 21 m. Leaves are of 10-20 cm long. Leaves are used as plates in India. Wood is used for making furniture, door, etc. Leaf, seeds and bark are useful for various diseases and disorders.

2. Neem Tree:

The most common and popular tree of probably every household is the neem tree that has bright leaves and goes up to the height of 100 feet. A straight and rough trunk is seen in neem trees. Each part of the Neem trees is essential for different purposes. They are used to treat chicken pox and used in various medicines. Wood is also used in south India for furniture making. Neem can be used as fertilisers for different plants.

3. Peepal Tree:

It is a fast-growing tree having heart-shaped leaves with a large crown. It sheds its leaves in the month of March and April. Peepal tree is used for various purposes, as ear drop, heals wounds, root bark cleans ulcers, prevent gum diseases, urinary troubles, the fruit is useful for asthma and many more. The leaves are also used as decorative items.

4. Aloe Vera Tree:

Aloe Vera plant usually grows to a height of about 12 to 16 inches. It has thick and fleshy leaves with sharp edges but does not have a stem. Long leaves are mainly in triangular fashion inside which contains the aloe vera gel. It grows in sandy soil in a sunny location though need to be watered on a regular basis. Aloe Vera is useful to hair to remove dandruff and the itchy effect. Though they are essential in cosmetic products, they are equally important to the food industry.

5. Tulsi Plant:

Tulsi plant is considered as a holy and religious plant in India. Height reaches about 75 cm to 90 cm. The leaves are round oval shaped which contain essential oils. It has high medicinal value. It provides relief in fever, cold and cough, effective against insomnia, indigestion, etc.

6. Amla Plant:

Amlaki’ is the household name very commonly used for amla. This type of tree is a medium deciduous plant of height about 8-18 meters. Spreading branches and crooked trunk are the prominent features of this plant. Feathery and linear-oblong shaped leaves mostly smell like lemon. In extreme heat, it wraps and splits. Amla is highly rich in Vitamin C, thus used in common cold. This improves the immunity of our body and is useful for healthy hair. Other than that, amla is used in shampoo and many food items like jellies, pickle, etc.

7. Eucalyptus:

The leaves of this evergreen kind of tree are of 6-12 inches long and 1-2 inches broad when they are adult. Height is nearly about 300 feet or more. Prominent bark appears as it ages. Fruit comes in a capsule. One of the main use of this kind of tree is plywood for the manufacture of the paper and its poles are also used for the construction of houses. It also lowers the sugar level in blood and purifies it. It acts as an antiseptic and also provides a remedy for asthma patients.

8. Mahagony:

Mahogany is used as astringent for wound obtained from the bark. This is used as a remedy in diseases like anemia, fever, dysentery, others. Furniture, boat, casket, musical instruments are generally made from the wood of mahogany. Indian mahogany trees are found mostly all over India. They have symmetrically round crown growing up to 30-40 feet height.

9. Indian Rosewood:

The rosewood is a kind of tree alternate rows up to an altitude of about 25 m and has a diameter of about 3 m. This rosewood is a deciduous tree which grows straight. Flowers are of white and pink colours. The fruit is brown coloured and is of very dry and hard. Crown part is oval in shape. This tree works as fuelwood. It is used in furniture making, plywood, musical instruments, etc. It is a remedy for acne treatment and helps to balance oily and dry skins. The rosewood oil stimulates the growth of a new cell.

10. Tulip Tree:

Indian Tulip is found in lower dry to wet forest. The height of Indian tulip tree is usually more than 40 feet. The flowers are cup shapes and the leaves are of heart shaped. This evergreen tree is very fast growing. Main branches of the tulip tree grow in straight along with thick bark. As the tree gets older it thins out, though it was bushy while it was young. Flowers, fruits and the young leaves are edible. Timber is used for making paper, paddles and also used to make gums and oils. Leaves are also used for swollen joints.

11. Sal Tree:

Sal trees is a rare tree variety that is mainly found in the eastern regions of India like Bengal, Assam and others. It is a sub deciduous tree up to 30 m height. This Sal tree has a tough texture and leathery leaves. They never go completely leafless. Medicines as of astringent are received from the resin and also given during diseases like dysentery and diarrhoea. Also, used as an ointment for skin disease and foot cream. Powered seeds are basically used for dental issues. Tribal peoples use leaves for making bowls, baskets, platters, etc. The Sal butter extracted from the seeds is edible.

12. Cork Tree:

In India, the cork tree grows mainly in Central India. This tall deciduous tree can grow near about 25 meters. The flowers are white tubular and consist of fragrance. The characteristic feature of this is that the flower grows at night and by itself shed it in the early morning. The corky bark and strong trunk are used mainly for its medicinal value. It’s a remedy for lung and cough diseases.

13. Turmeric Tree:

The other commonly used name, colloquially used, is Haldi. It is also called Indian saffron and is widely cultivated in India. The stem of the turmeric plant is very short which is of 60-90 cm. Flowers are of yellow white and pink. It is highly antiseptic, thus, it is used for internal injuries, wound, pimples, etc. It acts as a remedy for cold and cough and also given in jaundice.

14. Teak Tree:

The teak trees are very tall having a height near about 30 meters and are evergreen. The larger leaves are of same the size of tobacco trees. The flowers are of white to bluish coloured and the fruit is of papery and light brown in colour. They normally have uneven texture by growing straight and have slight lustre. Teak is widely used in making furniture, boats, doors and windows of a house. Its bark is considered very useful for a headache, stomach problem, fevers and digestion.

15. Black Willow Tree:

Black willow is one of the species of the willow tree. Another name used for black willow is ‘swamp willow’. The bitterly tasted roots previously used as an alternatively for quinine. Salicylic acid which is similar to the compound aspirin is present. They are used for the treatment of cold and cough, fever and headache.

16. The Maple Tree:

Maple is a common type of shrub. There are as many as 125 species of maple trees which are present in nature. The main types of maple trees are sugar maple, red maple, silver maple, Japanese maple, Norway maple and paperbark maple. The trees are deciduous trees which mean they lose their leaves in each fall but some are there that do not shed the leaves. Canadian flag depicts a maple leaf on it. It is used as an art of bonsai and is extensively used as an ornamental tree due to its different vibrant colours.

17. The Oak Tree:

Oaktree falls under the group of flowering plants. There are different types of oak trees present in nature. It has simply spirally arranged leaves. Some leaves have lobate margins and others have serrated leaves or have smooth margins. The bark of the white oak tree is usually dried and used for medical purposes. Manuscript inks were previously made from oak galls for many centuries. The bark of cork oak is used as a bottle stopper. The wood of this tree is used as valuable timber.

18. Cucumber Tree:

Cucumber is popularly used as a food item world widely and known by several names. It is a deciduous tree whose leaves are oblong in shape and are down side on the underside. The leaves have fine and smooth margins. It is under the magnolia group but unlike the magnolia, in cucumber tree flowers are not showy. This tree basically refers to unripe fruit. They provide perfect shade but not preferable to plant this street tree. Often grow in deep moist soil with slightly acidic in nature.

19. Black Walnut:

The black walnuts are mostly used commercially. This type of tree is also a species of a deciduous tree. Trees are often cultivated for walnuts and fruits. On the other hand, these trees do have high medical importance. Improved quality of wood and nuts are in high demand to various parts of the world. Black walnut is sometimes undesirable since it used to harm grasses and plants. Leaves have many leaflets with the largest leaflets in the center and that have pointed long tip and round base. The fruit has a semi-fleshy husk which falls in October and November months. The ripening fruits are seen during the autumn season.

20. Cedar:

The above tree image shows a white cedar tree which is an evergreen tree. The cedar tree is mainly known as Cedarwood all over. This tree has a conical shape with a branched trunk and has flat leaves. This tree acts as a medicine in case of cold, flu and fevers. Leaves of cedar tree are used to make tea which is high in Vitamin C.

21. Beech Tree:

This picture shows an older beech tree with beech nuts. The nuts and leaves of beech trees are edible. It can also be used for firewood and act as a very good source. This tree is very large in size as it grows but the wood of this tree is not so strong enough. As a result, large beeches are found to be falling apart. New beech leaves come out from the buds in spring which can be eaten and tastes differently. These can be eaten raw but the cooked item has greater nutritional value.

22. Apple Tree:

Apple is widely grown and cultivated all over the world as a fruit. These types of trees grow as a deciduous tree. They mainly grow from the seeds but can also be grown using grafting process by planting the small grafted portions. Apple is highly rich in vitamins and minerals. The bark of the root of this tree is used for fevers. Apples are baked which can be eaten for a sore throat. Regularly eating an apple controls the body metabolism and helps in restful sleep. Apple cider has medicinal properties and is commonly available in markets acts as an antibiotic.

23. Hazel:

Hazel tree provides edible nuts and hence it’s a common tree of waysides. It is a shrub type which generally has multiple stems. The leaves of hazel are elongated in shape which looks like racket shaped with a rough texture. Fruits of this tree can be identified easily. It normally grows in a straight and unobstructed way. It also consists of a nice structure as the leaves grow and take a proper structure. Some of its uses are in making of camp gadgets, strong straight poles and tent pegs.

24. Common Ash:

This is almost the tallest tree among all trees. The uses of this tree are well known from the ancient periods. It is used to make bows in bow-arrow, simply excellent for firewood and also used for many various tools and its handles. Ash tree has a relatively higher diameter as compared to the other trees. It has seeds which are flattened in its outlook and form dense clusters. Each sub-branches of the tree usually consist of numerous opposite pair of leaflets which is the key feature of this tree.

25. Hawthorn:

Hawthorn is a tree which widely used in rural areas to make the fences. From the name, it can be understood that it has thorny and prickly character. The tree has characteristic red bright berries during the latter half of the summer months. Deeply lobed leaves are the distinct feature of this tree. This tree has several uses like it is used for firewood; thorns are used for fish-hook and fences prevention to livestock and also the leaves, flowers and berries are edible used for survival.

Isn’t it fascinating how there are different types of trees and how each one contributes to our use? Well, they not only provide material substances for use, but they are also homes to many exotic and common birds. They add colour to your environment and completes your beautiful ecosystem. They are the means of sustenance for the many tiny birds and other organisms. The different types of trees with pictures and names are only a minuscule of the different types of trees that exist in our ecosystem.

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If money doesn’t grow on trees why do banks have branches?

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.
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Cancer-fighting agent called “taxol is found in the Pacific Yew tree. Doctors use taxol to control ovarian and other cancers.

First Christmas evergreen tree is said to have occurred before the birth of Jesus Christ

Oldest tree is the bristlecone pines, scientific name Pinus longaeva, found growing in California’s White Mountains, USA.

Tree Facts

Trees are one of the earth’s important natural resources. Trees prevent soil erosion, provide food and building materials, offer shade on a hot sunny day, create beautiful landscapes and help to keep our air supply clean, provide habitat for wildlife and reduce energy costs.

Tallest tree, bristlecone pine was found by Dr Edmund Schulman was christened “Methuselah”. Found in 1957, it is dated as being 4,600 years old. Tree’s location is not been disclosed due to fears of vandalism.

Tree Symbolism

The symbolic meaning of trees is deeply rooted in the past. Trees are the longest living organisms on earth. Trees have always been an important natural resource which has been used in construction, transportation, fuel, and for medicinal uses.

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Trees are an important renewable resource. By planting trees we can replace those trees that are harvested for use by people or destroyed by fire or disease.

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Planting trees as a memorial has become a popular way to honour the life of someone special who has passed away.

Treetop Trekking

Have you tried Treetop Trekking? A fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Become one with nature trying various physical activities high up in the trees. Feel the rush as you zipline from tree to tree, or cross wooden bridges, and fly through the air on Tarzan swings. A fun day out with your friends or classmates on a school field trip.

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Maple Tree Leaves: More images of Maples? Please follow to the Maple Tree Gallery. Full size the photo, just click on maple leaf image.

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United States land is covered by over 30 per cent with trees and forests

Tree Picture Finds, Stumbled on these Tree Images

We add new tree pictures as they come in to us, on a weekly & monthly basis. We hope you enjoy all our tree photos and information on the different types of trees and species.

Tree Images Video; a unique collection of tree photos from the start of blue bells under the beech trees, different oak trees images … along with various pine tree photos. An artistically assembled tree video together with sayings and poems celebrating the tree. Nicely done tree video images with wonderful piano tunes song called Eclipse by Suzanne Ciani..

Bottle Tree Pictures

Bottle Tree Images, a collection of trees artistically decorated with colorful glass bottles. Not to be confused with the real and unusual Bottle Tree

Sequoia Tree Pictures

Sequoia Tree Images, a great collection of the large Titan Sequoias tree. The worlds second biggest tree, the “President” is over 3,200 years old located in Sequoia National Park, California Nevada USA Region. More Sequoia Tree facts and pictures can be found at our TreePicturesOnline Sequoia Trees Photos page.

Tree Photos of Trees from Iceland

Tree Pictures and images from Iceland, interesting photos of various trees in summer, autumn and winter. More Winter Tree pictures can be found at impressive Winter Tree Pictures page.

Tree wallpaper images can make beautiful backgrounds on your computer`s desktop. See our tree wallpaper photographs above or linked in the left tree categories.

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Tree Pictures Online can be viewed in 100 + Languages

To view Tree Pictures Online tree categories in your preferred language click on the “Select Language” scroll down menu to your language … select language and then wait a moment for the translated Tree Pictures pages to appear. Enjoy these Tree Pictures.

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