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Winter Tree ID Quiz

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!

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1. Distinctive black buds are common on what tree?

Yew
Holly
Ash

Ash 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?

Hazel
Beech
Silver Birch

Silver Birch

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?

Willow
Hazel
Dogwood

Dogwood

Fact: You often see this small broad-leaved shrub growing along hedgerows and woodland edges.

4. What tree has buds that look like this?

Ash
Common Beech
Oak

Common Beech

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?

London Plane
Oak
Common Beech

Oak Tree

Fact: Oak tree belongs to the genus Quercus which has over 600 species of trees within it!

6. Which tree has seeds like this?

Horse Chestnut
Sycamore
Ash

Ash

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?

Sweet Chestnut
Sycamore
Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut

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?

Ash
Sycamore
Maple

Maple

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?

Weeping Willow
Beech
Ash

Beech

Fact: Beech trees can be vulnerable to bark stripping by grey squirrels.

10. What tree does this leaf come from?

Dogwood
Sycamore
Ash

Ash

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.

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