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Tree species and provenance - By common name

Information on over 60 tree species that are either widely grown in British forests at the present time or which could play an increasing role in the future, focusing on those species which could be expected to produce usable timber in British conditions.

Seeing examples of different species

Places where you can see examples of these different species include Forestry Commission arboreta and forest gardens at Bedgebury, Brechfa, the Forest of Dean, Kilmun, Lynford, the New Forest and Westonbirt.

Various trees, clockwise from top left: Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), Oriental spruce (Picea orientalis), Shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens), Macedonian pine (Pinus peuce)

For each species

  • Common name
  • Latin name
  • Native range
  • Provenance choice
  • Site requirements
  • Pests and pathogens
  • Use