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.
Hi It looks to me to be an Elm tree http://www.2020site.org/trees/elm.html Steve
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:32:44
I havce just moved house (in Cheshire, we're nowhere exotic in Britain!) and I have never seen a tre...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:35:36
Gabby, I agree with Steve - leave it be. Personally, if it is just one tree that's affecte...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:23:06
Hi To me it does not appear lethal but unusual, personaly I would leave it be but keep a close ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:36
Thanks, Steve and Mike Ive been cutting this hedge for 20 years so doubt its 'branch sport' as ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:04:51