Urban tree survey

Help us survey the UK's trees

The survey has now closed, but you can still use our tree identification resources. 

Thank you to everyone who took part. 

Most of the trees growing in our towns and cities are found in private gardens and information on their distribution is very limited. With your help we are finding out what species are growing where in the UK.

The information you have collected 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.

  • Trees around a lake in a park
    Identify trees

    Identify your trees with the help of our interactive key, factsheets on the most common UK trees, and other guidance.

  • Some of the trees plotted so far on the urban tree survey results map
    Results and findings

    See the results so far and find out what they mean from our scientists.

  • Pupils in a park surveying trees
    Learning resources

    School pupils can take part in the urban tree survey with these curriculum-linked learning resources aimed at Key Stage 2 (ages 7–11)

Learn to identify trees

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.

Help with tree identification

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.

Latest discussions

  • New Forest Tree

    Hello everyone, This tree is a bit annoying for me...I really feel I shoud know what it is, but...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:08:20

  • Re: Tree Identification

    Hi Graham, Thanks for that.I'm happy with Tree 2 being a birch, the one that is most well known...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:27:13

  • Re: Tree Identification

    Thanks.I've attached additional photos of Tree 2 and Tree 3 (sadly not as good as they could be).Can...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:58:16

  • Re: Anyone know what type of tree this is?

    Indeed it would take quite a number of years and you would have to buy it as a "standard" for it to ...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:22:05

  • Re: Tree Identification

    Hello Graham, Welcome to NaturePlus. I think Tree 1 is Robinia "Frisia"Tree 2 looks like o...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:15:49