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Gallery - Deciduous

[alder1]Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Alder thrives in nitrate-deficient,waterloged soils with help of large root nodules containing nitrogen-fixing bactieria. Its binding roots reduce the impact of river bank erosion and it grows with Willows in damp "carr" Woodland.


[appletree1]Apple Tree (Malus domestica)

Self-sown cultivated apples are frequent by roads and on waste ground. They often revert to bearing small, yellow sour fruits more like crab.


[More information about Beech][beech3]Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

The dominant tree on the chalk of south England. Dense shade restricts the ground flora but many fungi associated with beech. Makes a good hedge;


[hawthorn3]Common Hawthorn or May (Crataegus monogyna)

The commonest hedgerow species where it rarely attains tree height.


[elder1]Elder (Sambucus nigra)

This small tree grows like a weed on rich, disturbed soil especially near rabit warrens and badger setts. It carries its poisonous, unpleasant-smelling leaves for all but the most severe winter months.


[englishoak5]English Oak (Quercus robur)

One of our commonest native trees, easily confused with Sessile oak with which it freely hybridizes. Leaves and other parts provide food for many insects while birds and mammals feed on the fruits(Acorns).


[elarch3]European Larch (Larix decidua)

Larches, with fresh green spring growth and beautiful golden autumn tints, are the only common deciduous conifers and are often used to screen less attractive plantations.


[goldenweepingwillow1]Golden Weeping Willow (Salix x chrysocoma)

A popular garden tree. To 20m. Very long narrow leaves emerge early and fall very late. Yellow-barked shoots drop to the ground.


[More information about Horse Chestnut][hchestnut3]Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Native to Northan Greece,arrived in Britian in the 17th Century from Turkey. The sticky winter buds, unusual leaf, spectacular flower heads and pretty autumn colours all ensure its popularity.


[rowan1]Mountain Ash or Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Commonest in the north and west.


[More information about Silver Birch][sbirch3]Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

A fast growing, pioneer tree, readly establishing in open habitats and able to grow at high altitudes. The small, widley-spaced leaves allow light to reach ground level resulting in a profuse ground flora.


[swchestnut2]Spanish or Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

A Roman introduction, some pure stands are found in Southern England where it is still coppiced.


[More information about Sycamore][sycamore1]Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Introduced from mainland Europe in the middle ages. Widley planted in woods,parksand gardens. Often regarded as a weed.



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