If you want to find out more about a particular type of tree, there is a lot of information on the internet, but we have started a list of links to reliable information sources that will give you a head start.

The world of scientific names (botanical taxonomy) is changing rapidly as plant genetics and DNA profiling reveal changing relationships.  We try our best to keep up but some of the names on our list may differ from those listed elsewhere.

American Sweetgum, Liquidambar styracifluahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/liquidambar/liquidambar-styraciflua/
Apple, Malus domesticahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/apple/
Ash, Fraxinus excelsiorhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/ash/
Aspen, Populus tremulahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/aspen/
Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlanticahttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Cedrus_atlantica.php
Beech, Fagus sylvaticahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/common-beech/
Bird Cherry, Prunus padushttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/bird-cherry/
Black Mulberry, Morus nigrahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/morus/morus-nigra/
Black Pine, Pinus nigrahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/black-pine/
Black Poplar, Populus nigrahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/black-poplar/
Black Walnut, Juglans nigrahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/black-walnut/
Box, Buxus sempervirenshttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/box/
Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn, Crataegus persimilishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-crus-galli/
Bullace, Prunus domestica insititiahttps://www.foragingcoursecompany.co.uk/post/foraging-guide-bullace
Canary Island Palm, Phoenix canariensishttps://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Phoenix_canariensis
Cappadocian Maple, Acer cappadocicumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-cappadocicum/
Castor-Aralia, Kalopanax septemlobushttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/kalopanax/kalopanax-septemlobus/
Cherry-plum, Prunus cerasiferahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-cerasifera/
Chusan Palm, Trachycarpus fortuneihttps://www.paramountplants.co.uk/blog/index.php/chusan-palms/
Cider Gum, Eucalyptus gunniihttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucalyptus/eucalyptus-gunnii/
Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirenshttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Sequoia.php
Common Alder, Alnus glutinosahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/alder/
Common Lime, Tilia x europaeahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/common-lime/
Common Pear, Pyrus communishttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/pear/
Cork Oak, Quercus suberhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-suber/
Cornelian cherry, Cornus mashttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cornus/cornus-mas/
Crab Apple, Malus sylvestrishttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/crab-apple/
Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboideshttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Metasequoia.php
Deodar Cedar, Cedrus deodarahttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Cedrus_deodara.php
Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesiihttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Pseudotsuga_menziesii.php
Dove tree, Davidia involucratahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/davidia/davidia-involucrata/
English Oak, Quercus roburhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/english-oak/
English Yew, Taxus baccatahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/yew/
European larch, Larix deciduahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/european-larch/
False Acacia, Robinia pseudoacaciahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/robinia/robinia-pseudacacia/
Field Maple, Acer campestrehttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/field-maple/
Foxglove Tree, Paulownia tomentosahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/paulownia/paulownia-tomentosa/
Freeman’s Maple, Acer x freemaniihttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-x-freemanii/
Giant Redwood, Sequoiadendron giganteumhttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Sequoiadendron.php
Ginkgo, Ginkgo bilobahttps://www.conifers.org/gi/Ginkgoaceae.php
Goat Willow, Salix capreahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/goat-willow/
Grey Alder, Alnus incanahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/alnus/alnus-incana/
Grey Poplar, Populus x canescenshttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-canescens/
Harlequin glorybower, Clerodendrum trichotomumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/clerodendrum/clerodendrum-trichotomum/
Hawthorn, Crataegus monogynahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/hawthorn/
Hazel, Corylus avellanahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/hazel/
Hiba, Thujopsis dolabratahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Thujopsis.php
Himalayan Birch, Betula utilishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/betula/betula-utilis/
Hinoki Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Chamaecyparis_obtusa.php
Holly, Ilex aquifoliumhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/holly/
Holm Oak, Quercus ilexhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/holm-oak/
Hop-hornbeam, Ostrya carpinifoliahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ostrya/ostrya-carpinifolia/
Hornbeam, Carpinus betulushttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/hornbeam/
Horse-chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanumhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/horse-chestnut/
Huntingdon Elm, Ulmus x vegetahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/huntingdon-elm/
Hupeh Rowan, Sorbus discolorhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sorbus/sorbus-discolor/
Hybrid Black-poplar, Populus x canadensishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-x-canadensis/
Indian Bean-tree, Catalpa bignonioideshttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/catalpa/catalpa-bignonioides/
Indian Horse-chestnut, Aesculus indicahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/aesculus/aesculus-indica/
Italian Alder, Alnus cordatahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/alnus/alnus-cordata/
Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulatahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-serrulata/
Japanese Maple, Acer palmatumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-palmatum/
Japanese Red-cedar, Cryptomeria japonicahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Cryptomeria.php
Japanese Yew, Taxus cuspidatahttps://www.conifers.org/ta/Taxus_cuspidata.php
Japanese Zelkova, Zelkova serratahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/zelkova/zelkova-serrata/
Judas-tree, Cercis siliquastrumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cercis/cercis-siliquastrum/
Juneberry, Amelanchier lamarckiihttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/amelanchier/amelanchier-lamarckii/
Katsura Tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cercidiphyllum/cercidiphyllum-japonicum/
Kohuhu, Pittosporum tenuifoliumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pittosporum/pittosporum-tenuifolium/
Kousa Dogwood, Cornus kousahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cornus/cornus-kousa/
Larch, Larix sp.https://www.conifers.org/pi/Larix.php
Large-leaved kowhai, Sophora tetrapterahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sophora/sophora-tetraptera/
Large-leaved Lime, Tilia platyphylloshttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/large-leaved-lime/
Lawson’s Cypress, Chamaecyparis lawsonianahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Chamaecyparis_lawsoniana.php
Lebanon Cedar, Cedrus libanihttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Cedrus_libani.php
Leyland Cypress, Cupressus x leylandiihttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/leyland-cypress/
Lombardy Poplar, Populus nigra ‘Italica’https://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-nigra/
London Plane, Platanus x hispanicahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/london-plane/
Lucombe Oak, Quercus x crenatahttps://www.exetertrees.uk/lucombe-oak.html
Manna Ash, Fraxinus ornushttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/fraxinus/fraxinus-ornus/
Mediterranean Cypress, Cupressus sempervirenshttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/fraxinus/fraxinus-ornus/
Mediterranean Fan Palm, Chamaerops humilishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/chamaerops/chamaerops-humilis/
Medlar, Mespilus germanicahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/mespilus/mespilus-germanica/
Mexican Blue Palm, Brahea armatahttps://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/brahea-armata/
Mexican Fan Palm, Washingtonia robustahttps://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/washingtonia-robusta/
Midland Hawthorn, Crataegus laevigatahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/midland-hawthorn/
Monkey-puzzle, Araucaria araucanahttps://www.conifers.org/ar/Araucaria_araucana.php
Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Cupressus_macrocarpa.php
Monterey Pine, Pinus radiatahttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_radiata.php
Myrtle, Myrtus communishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/myrtus/myrtus-communis/
Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubrahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/red-oak/
Norway Maple, Acer platanoideshttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/norway-maple/
Norway spruce, Picea abieshttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Picea_abies.php
Olive, Olea europaeahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/olea/olea-europaea/
Paperbark Maple, Acer griseumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-griseum/
Parana Pine, Araucaria angustifoliahttps://www.conifers.org/ar/Araucaria_angustifolia.php
Persian Ironwood, Parrotia persicahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/parrotia/
Persian Walnut, Juglans regiahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/walnut/
Pin Oak, Quercus palustrishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-palustris/
Pineapple Guava, Feijoa sellowianahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/feijoa/feijoa-sellowiana/
Plum, Prunus domesticahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-domestica/
Portuguese laurel, Prunus lusitanicahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-lusitanica/
Queensland Bottle Tree, Brachychiton rupestrishttps://www.abc.net.au/gardening/how-to/bottle-trees/9428532
Queensland Silver wattle, Acacia podalyriifoliahttps://www.abc.net.au/gardening/how-to/queensland-silver-wattle/9427330
Red Horse-chestnut, Aesculus x carneahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/aesculus/aesculus-x-carnea/
Red Maple, Acer rubrumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-rubrum/
Rowan, Sorbus aucupariahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/rowan/
Sargent’s Cherry, Prunus sargentiihttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-sargentii/
Sawara Cypress, Chamaecyparis pisiferahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Chamaecyparis_pisifera.php
Sawtooth Oak, Quercus acutissimahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-acutissima/
Scarlet Oak, Quercus coccineahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/quercus/quercus-coccinea/
Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestrishttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/scots-pine/
Sessile Oak, Quercus petraeahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/sessile-oak/
Silver Birch, Betula pendulahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/silver-birch/
Silver Lime, Tilia tomentosahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/tilia/tilia-tomentosa/
Silver Maple, Acer saccharinumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-saccharinum/
Single-leaf Ash, Fraxinus diversifoliahttps://www.vdberk.co.uk/trees/fraxinus-excelsior-diversifolia/
Small-leaved Elm, Ulmus minorhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/field-elm/
Small-leaved Lime, Tilia cordatahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/small-leaved-lime/
Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflorahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-grandiflora/
Spindle, Euonymus europaeushttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/spindle/
Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellatahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-stellata/
Sugar Maple, Acer saccharumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-saccharum/
Swedish Whitebeam, Sorbus intermediahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/sorbus/sorbus-intermedia/
Sweet Chestnut, Castanea sativahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/sweet-chestnut/
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanushttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/sycamore/
Torbay Palm, Cordyline australishttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cordyline/cordyline-australis/
Tree Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster frigidushttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cotoneaster/cotoneaster-frigidus/
Trifoliate Orange, Citrus trifoliatahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/poncirus/poncirus-trifoliata/
Tulip Tree, Liriodendron tulipiferahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/liriodendron/liriodendron-tulipifera/
Turkey Oak, Quercus cerrishttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/turkey-oak/
Turkish Hazel, Corylus colurnahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corylus/corylus-colurna/
Ulmo, Eucryphia cordifoliahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/eucryphia/eucryphia-cordifolia/
Vine-leafed Maple, Acer cissifoliumhttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-cissifolium/
Wedding Cake Dogwood, Cornus controversahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cornus/cornus-controversa/
Weeping Willow, Salix sp.https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/white-willow/
Western hemlock-spruce, Tsuga heterophyllahttps://www.conifers.org/pi/Tsuga_heterophylla.php
Western Red-cedar, Thuja plicatahttps://www.conifers.org/cu/Thuja_plicata.php
White Willow, Salix albahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/white-willow/
Whitebeam, Sorbus ariahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/whitebeam/
Wild Cherry, Prunus aviumhttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/wild-cherry/
Wild Service-tree, Torminalis glaberrimahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/wild-service-tree/
Winter’s Bark, Drimys winterihttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/drimys/drimys-winteri/
Wollemi Pine, Wollemia nobilishttps://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=291688
Wych Elm, Ulmus glabrahttps://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/wych-elm/
Yellow Buckeye, Aesculus flavahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/aesculus/aesculus-flava/
Yulan magnolia, Magnolia denudatahttps://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-denudata/