Tree Identification

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It’s difficult to go anywhere without being presented with the opportunity to extend or refresh your tree and plant knowledge, even in urban environments. Previously I’ve written about urban botanising and making the sharpening of your tree and plant identification skills part of your daily practice. So it was the other day when I was […] Read more >>


Post image for Know Your Ash From Your Elbow: How To Identify An Ash Tree

Common ash, European ash or just “ash”, Fraxinus excelsior, is a common and widespread tree of northern Europe, including the UK and Ireland. Ash trees make up a significant proportion of British hedgerows and are a key component of many mixed deciduous woodlands in the UK. In the summer of 2013 a friend of mine […] Read more >>


Post image for Bark & Buds: How to Easily Identify 12 Common European Deciduous Trees in Winter

Without leaves to refer to, people often find it hard to identify deciduous trees in the winter. For those of us who have an interest in bushcraft or survival skills, we need to be able to identify resources all year round. Bark is an obvious feature to look at but in most cases, bark shows more variety and is harder to differentiate than the leaves of different species. Buds are often associated with spring, whereas they lie dormant all winter, waiting for… Read more >>