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UK Tree identification guide

Identify your trees quickly and easily using this interactive key. Simply select the options that match your tree and in a few short steps you'll know what you're looking at.

Keys are simple tools used for identification. They work as a series of question-and-answer steps leading to an identity or name.

  1. Select the statement that best describes the tree you are looking at. Remember the image illustrates the statement, not your tree. If you need to, you can go back to an earlier step by selecting it.
  2. Continue until you reach an identification.

Identification help

Identify nature

Found an animal, plant or fossil that you'd like to identify? Get help from our identification guides and apps, or ask our Museum experts for advice.