Forest Seedlings App

Forest Seedlings: A guide to the identification of tree and shrub seedlings in Britain

Forest Seedlings is a new digital field guide to identifying tree and shrub seedlings in the British Isles. The guide has been developed by scientists at Forest Research for the Forestry Commission and covers nearly 100 species commonly found in British forests and woodlands.

Download the app for Android on Google Play

Download the app for Iphone on ITunes


The guide contains stunning high-resolution images of leaves and other seedling features that can be used for identification. Species can be searched for and listed by their common and scientific names and dynamic filtering allows users to identify seedlings based upon a number of key characteristics. The ‘Field notes’ tool provides an easy way to add notes and automatically record the locations of specimens using the device GPS, which does not require a mobile phone signal.

Hornbeam seedling