BARK

Some trees  have distinctive bark.  You can use this key to check them against your tree at any time of the year.  In winter this may be the easiest way to identify your tree. You should be aware that tree bark changes with the age of the tree. For example Ash trees have smooth bark when young but very ridged bark when old.

Common Beech bark

BEECH

Silver Birch bark

SILVER BIRCH

Wild Cherry bark

WILD CHERRY

Sweet Chestnut bark

SWEET CHESTNUT

Common Hornbeam bark

HORNBEAM

Paper-bark Maple bark

PAPER-BARK MAPLE

LONDON PLANE

STONE PINE

COAST REDWOOD

GIANT SEQUOIA

HORSE CHESTNUT

WHITE POPLAR

SYCAMORE

GREY POPLAR

 

HAWTHORN

NORWAY SPRUCE

COMMON YEW

CRACK WILLOW

BLACK POPLAR

 

ENGLISH/SESSILE OAK

CORK OAK

TIBETAN CHERRY