Identify a tree today. Take part in the urban tree survey and tell us about the trees in your streets, parks and especially in your gardens.
Most of the trees growing in our towns and cities are found in private gardens and information on their distribution is very limited. We need your help to find out what species are growing where in the UK.
The information you collect will contribute to our understanding of the UK's trees and provide a baseline against which future changes can be measured, so it will be useful for generations to come.
Find out more about the survey and why it is important. All the tools you need to take part and put your trees on the map are here.
Identify your trees with the help of our interactive key, factsheets on the most common UK trees, and other guidance.
See the results so far and find out what they mean from our scientists.
School pupils can take part in the urban tree survey with these curriculum-linked learning resources aimed at Key Stage 2 (ages 7–11)
Find out about the survey and discover how to identify trees with the help of botanist and tree expert Dr Bob Press in this video.
If you have a question about trees, or want some help identifying a particular tree, the Museum experts and enthusiasts in our Tree ID forum could help you.
Leon, Jolly good.I notice that you can still see the marks from the tar spot fungi on the leave...
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:55:36
Hi Mike, Whilst I could not find any Sycamore leaves by the base of the tree , there were a lar...
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:49:06
Thanks Mike, I'll take a look again around the tree for other leaves and seeds Leon
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:28:46
Ah - thanks for the extra photos. The leaves are misleading: they are European beech, Fagus syl...
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:57:06
Looking down the length of the tree from the base
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:42:02