Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder)
A deciduous tree with smooth grey bark and sticky soft orange-brown young growth. Yellow catkins in March. The tree is of practical value in wet areas as it is happy in flooded land where its roots can bind the soil.
Betula pendula (Silver Birch)
A deciduous tree with a silvery trunkand glossy dark green leaves which cast a dappled shade. The white bark is marked and cracked on its lower portions, smoother higher up, especially in younger trees.
Corylus avellana 'Webb's Prize Cobb'
A native deciduous English hazelnut that is quick and easy to grow and readily produces a reliable harvest of large clusters of tasty nuts. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).
Corylus avellana (Native Hazel)
A large deciduous shrub or small tree with long yellow male catkins in spring before the leaves and cluesters of sweet, oval nuts that are covered with green husks. Good for screening.
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)
An upright, rounded, thorny, deciduous tree with glossy green leaves which is smothered with tiny white fragrant flowers in late spring followed by masses of red berries in autumn making it a popular tree for birds.
Populus tremula (Aspen)
A deciduous tree with green, rounded leaves, bronze-tinted when new, yellow in autumn. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).
Quercus petraea (Sessile Oak)
A large, broad, rounded to spreading, deciduous tree with dark green leaves turning orange-brown in autumn. Insignificant dull yellow flowers in spring are followed by stalkless, brown acorns in autumn.
Quercus robur (Common Oak)
A tall, broad, rugged tree with lobed, matt green leaves. There is golden-brown autumn colour, and of course, acorns which are held on long stalks. One of the longest lived trees.
Salix caprea (Goat Willow)
A deciduous shrub or small tree with broad leaves and soft silky, silvery catkins, produced in early spring before the new leaves appear. The male and female catkins are on different plants.
Sambucus nigra (Common Elder)
A large deciduous bush or small tree with rugged fissured bark, forming green leaflets and umbels of fragrant, white flat-topped flowers in summer followed by black fruit in autumn. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash/Rowan)
A medium-sized tree with an upright habit. It has fine, compound leaves that are blue-green, turning to yellow in autumn. In autumn it bears fruit that turns bright orange-red with age.
Tilia cordata (Small Leaved Lime)
A large, deciduous tree with heart-shaped, glossy dark-green leaves and fragrant pale-yellow flowers in summer which attracts bees.