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Do you know your oak from your ash?

Why not check out the Woodland Trust’s guide to British trees, and then test your knowledge when you go for a walk next?

Trees, woods and wildlife

Our woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other landscape. Ancient woodland is particularly precious , supporting over 200 of our rarest and most threatened species.

Hedgerows, copses, woods, wood pasture and parkland all have a unique character, biodiversity and eco-system. Together they make up vital habitat links, connecting wildlife across the landscape and helping species to survive and thrive.

Explore British Trees, from alder to wych elm. Find out what they look like, where they grow, and how they’ve been used by people. Take a journey through different types of woodland habitats, and discover the amazing animals, plants and fungi that rely on woods and trees to survive.

The Woodland Trust