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Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species ~ Paul Sterry
Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species
~ Paul Sterry
Collins Tree Guide ~ David More
Collins Tree Guide
~ David More
British Native Trees: Their Past and Present Uses ~ Piers Warren
British Native Trees: Their Past and Present Uses
~ Piers Warren
The Shell Country Alphabet: From Apple Trees to Stone Circles, How to Understand the British Countryside
~ Geoffrey Grigson
Collins Flower Guide
~ David Streeter

List of Great British Trees

These 50 Great British Trees were selected by the Tree Council in 2002 to spotlight trees in Great Britain.


Western England
Tortworth Chestnut in Tortworth, Gloucestershire
Lime Tree in Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
Sweet Chestnut in Croft Castle, Herefordshire
Royal Oak in Boscobel, Shropshire
The Bewdley Sweet Chestnut in Bewdley, Worcestershire

South West
Bicton College Monkey Puzzle in Bicton Park, East Budleigh, Devon
Heavitree Yew in Exeter, Devon
Darley Oak in Upton Cross, Cornwall
Ashbrittle Yew in Ashbrittle, Wellington, Somerset
Domesday Oak in Ashton Court, Bristol

Southern England
Brighton Pavilion Elm in Brighton, East Sussex
Queen Elizabeth I Oak in Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex
Selborne Yew in Selborne, Hampshire
Giant Sequoia in Stratfield Saye, Hampshire
Tolpuddle Martyrs Tree in Dorset
The Big Belly Oak in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire

London and the Home Counties
The Cage Pollard in Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire
Ankerwyke Yew in Wraysbury, Berkshire
The World's End Black Poplar in Roydon, Essex
The Great Oak, Panshanger Park in Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire
Sidney Oak in Penshurst Place, Kent
"King Kong" Large Giant Redwood In Polecat Copse, Surrey
Charlton House Mulberry in Greenwich
'Old Lion' Ginkgo in Kew Gardens, Richmond, London
Crowhurst Yew in Surrey
"Two in One" Huge Giant Redwood, Blackdown, Surrey

Eastern England
Britain's first Dawn Redwood in Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Britain's first London Plane in Ely, Cambridgeshire
Newton's Apple Tree in Woolsthorpe Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Bowthorpe Oak in Bourne, Lincolnshire
Kett's Oak in Wymondham, Norfolk
Chedgrave Jubilee Oak in Norfolk

The Midlands
Morton Horse Chestnut in Derbyshire
Lebanon Cedar in Childrey, Oxfordshire
The Poem Tree at Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire
Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Original Bramley apple in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Northern England
The Appleton Thorn Tree in Appleton Thorn, Cheshire
Marton Oak in Marton, Cheshire
Borrowdale Yew in Cumbria
Levens Hall Yew in Levens Hall, Cumbria
Holker Lime in Holker Hall, Cumbria
Wild Cherry in Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, near Ripon, North Yorkshire

Northern Ireland
Great Yew, a pair of yews now appearing to be a single tree, in Crom Castle, Fermanagh

Granny Pine, a 300-year-old Scots Pine at Glen Affric, Highlands
Fortingall Yew, a yew at Perth and Kinross, Perthshire, at between 2,000 and 5,000 years reputed to be the oldest tree in Europe
Parent Larch, a European Larch in the grounds of a Hilton hotel built by the Duke of Atholl in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
A Douglas-fir, in the grounds of Scone Palace where David Douglas was born, in Perth and Kinross
A Douglas-fir, in the grounds of The Hermitage, Dunkeld
A Silver Fir, in Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Argyll
Capon Tree, an oak in what used to be the Jed Forest, Jedburgh, Borders

Ley's Whitebeam, one of only 16 Sorbus leyana (a type of whitebeam) growing wild anywhere, in Merthyr Tydfil
Pontfadog Oak, with a girth of 12.9m, the largest Sessile oak in Wales, in Pontfadog, Wrexham
Llangernyw Yew, the oldest tree in Wales (dated to 4,000 to 5,000 years old), a yew in the churchyard of St Digain’s, Llangernyw, Conwy

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