Trees do a lot of things for us - they clean the air and soil, help to counter noise pollution and absorb carbon, among other things. But the tree population in the UK is changing. Species that aren’t native to the UK are being introduced. Climate change and our expanding towns and cities are affecting the types of trees that are growing and their locations.
Identifying trees isn’t just a fun pastime - it can also increase our understanding of the tree population. If you have a question about trees, or want some help identifying a particular tree, the experts and enthusiasts in this forum could help you.
We are running a national survey of trees in urban areas - you can survey some trees and plot the results on the interactive map. Urban tree survey.
We are scientists who run the Museum's Identification and Advisory Service.
Our special interests include fossils, rocks, plants, insects and other creatures and we are dedicated to answering your natural history questions.
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