Winter Tree ID Quiz
Now it is Winter its getting harder and harder to tell the difference between different species of tree.
Time to test yourself!
1. Distinctive black buds are common on what tree?
Fact: Ash trees are a tough hardwood that can absorb shock without it splintering. Not only is it important for wildlife, but it can be used to make items such as hammers, furniture and hockey sticks.
2. What species of tree has bark coloured like this?
Fact: Silver birch can provide both habitat and food for a number of species - over 300 different insect species, caterpillars and moths, fungi, birds, etc.
Because many species of tree can support so many different species, you may require a BS5837 Tree Survey if a planning application affects a tree.
3. These red twigs are characteristic of which shrub?
Fact: You often see this small broad-leaved shrub growing along hedgerows and woodland edges.
4. What tree has buds that look like this?
Fact: Old beech trees can become gnarly and knotted, which provides habitat for hole-nesting birds, crevices for bats and wood-boring insects. As bats are a protected species, if you need to undertake work to the tree, you may require a bat survey.
5. Which tree has this silhouette?
Fact: Oak tree belongs to the genus Quercus which has over 600 species of trees within it!
6. Which tree has seeds like this?
Facts: Ash keys (seeds) are dispersed by the week and one tree can produce up to 10,000 seeds every year.
7. Which tree has seeds like this?
Facts: Horse Chestnut was first introduced to the UK in the 16th century and is usually found in gardens, parks and village greens.
8. Which tree has leaves like this?
Fact: Most species of Maple are actually native to Asia, but can also be found in Europe, Africa and North America.
9. What tree does this leaf come from?
Fact: Beech trees can be vulnerable to bark stripping by grey squirrels.
10. What tree does this leaf come from?
Fact: In medieval times ash trees were thought to have medicinal properties and have mystical powers - the wood was burned to ward off evil spirits.
Would you like to know more about trees? We run an annual Winter Tree ID course - you can check out our course page here.