Trees which colonised the land after the last ice age and before the UK was disconnected from mainland Europe are classed as native.

Trees that have been brought to the UK by humans are known as non-native.

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Seed dispersal: 5 ways trees spread their seeds

Amy Lewis  •  23 Aug 2019

Trees have found several ingenious ways to ensure their seeds are spread far and wide. Some use wind or water, some use explosive force, and some hitch a ride on passing animals. We look at each of these clever methods.

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