How to identify trees
All trees have clues and features that can help with identification. You just need to know what to look out for with our quick guide.Our top tips
Content manager, botanist and tree lover
Summer is the best time to admire trees and to get to grips with their identification. You have a host of clues to help you work out which is which, from fully formed leaves to flowers or ripening fruits.
The UK has at least fifty species of native trees and shrubs and many more species of introduced non-natives. But how well do you know them? Test your knowledge with our quiz. It's packed with tips to make identification easy.
Here are a few features that give you clues.
Or skip the ID books and jump straight to our tree ID app.
In just a few steps you can identify native and common non-native trees in the UK whatever the season.
Trees woods and wildlife
Our A-Z guide to British trees from native species to naturalised and widely planted non-natives.