Credit: Alastair Hotchkiss / WTML
Where to find Arran whitebeam
At last count, there were only 407 trees growing in the wild, and all of these are on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. It prefers acidic soils, and individual trees grow in small pockets of remnant woodland on rocky crags and steep-sided slopes. The trees are now confined to the northern end of the island and are mostly found in two Arran glens: Glen Catacol and Glen Doimhan, but 1,000 years ago it was more common and widespread in the vicinity of Loch a’Mhuilinn than it is today.