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A-Z of UK native trees

Separate the wood from the trees. Get identification tips, discover uses for different species and learn how to spot the threats putting our native trees at risk.

What is a native UK tree species?

Native UK trees colonised the land when the glaciers melted after the last ice age and before the UK was disconnected from mainland Europe.

Find out more about how we define native and non-native trees.

A-Z of UK native trees