Acer campestre (Field Maple/Hedge Maple)
A round-headed, medium-sized tree frequently used in hedgerows with dense, long-lasting, mid-green foliage that turns clear yellow, sometimes flushed red, in autumn. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore)
A fast-growing, mop-headed deciduous tree with leaves that open pink, then turn pale bronze before turning dark green in summer, turning yellow in autumn, bearing yellow-green flowers and green or red fruit.
Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut/Conker Tree)
A large, deciduous tree with white candle-like flowers in spring followed by conkers in autumn. Needs a lot of room. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).
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 trunk and 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.
Betula pubescens (Downy Birch)
A narrowly conical, deciduous tree with downy shoots, peeling bark, diamond-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and pendent, yellow-brown, male catkins in early spring.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)
A very large, rounded, spreading tree with striking grey bark. Slightly crimped green leaves turn yellow & orange in autumn. Thrives on heavy, wet soil.
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.
Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech)
A large tree with beautiful glossy green leaves in spring which turn a beautiful bronze and yellow colour in the autumn. If it's grown as a hedge, the plant retains its brown leaves throughout winter.
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)
A small, rounded, sometimes thorny, deciduous tree with ovate, mid-green leaves and pink-flushed, white flowers in late spring followed by edible, sour, red-flushed, yellow-green fruit in autumn.
Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine)
An evergreen coniferous tree growing very large with a long, bare and straight trunk topped by a rounded or flat-topped mass of glaucous blue-green foliage turning dark yellow-green in winter.
Populus tremula (Aspen)
A deciduous tree with green, rounded leaves, bronze-tinted when new, yellow in autumn. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)
An upright to spreading, deciduous tree with red-banded bark & dark green leaves, bronze when young, turning crimson & yellow in autumn. Pendent clusters of white flowers in mid-spring, followed by glossy, dark red fruits.
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)
A large, deciduous tree with toothed, ovate leaves turning yellow in autumn, and pendant racemes of fragrant white flowers in late spring, followed by small, bitter black fruits.
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.
Salix cinerea (Common Sallow)
A spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with densely hairy young shoots, dark grey-green leaves, hairy beneath, and, borne on separate plants, silvery-yellow male catkins and grey-green female catkins in early spring.
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.
Ulmus glabra (Wych Elm)
A spreading, deciduous tree, broadly rounded when mature, with ovate to oblong, green leaves, turning yellow in autumn and insignificant yellow-green flowers in spring.