The Isle of Arran is home to two species of tree which do not occur anywhere else in the world, the Arran whitebeam and the Arran cut-leaved whitebeam. They are Scotland’s rarest native trees, and in global terms are officially classed as dangerously close to extinction by the WWF.
No one knows for sure where Scotland’s oldest Scots pine is, but tree enthusiasts who want to enjoy the experience of being among very old Scots pine should head for Ballochbuie Forest, on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
This century-old sycamore in Brig O' Turk has almost swallowed up what was once an anchor, and a bicycle.
This well-loved tree stands in Kirkwall’s Main Street.
An ancient sessile oak standing on the banks of the River Tay near the Perthshire village of Birnam is said to be the last survivor of the legendary Birnam Wood, immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
‘Dool’ or ‘dule’ trees were used as natural gallows for hanging criminals. They were common features on many estates until the middle of the 18th century.
The UK's champion wych elm resides on the Brahan Estate in Easter Ross.
One of Scotland's few layering yews, this specimen stands in the private grounds of Broich House, near Kippen, Stirlingshire. The lower branches weep to the ground where they take root, continuing their outward progress in a maze of zig-zag growth.