Species Guide

A guide to our trees and what they're all about

  • Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

    Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

    Myths and folklore about the Ash tree are always about healing and survival.

  • Beech trees and timber

    Beech trees and timber

    Beech (Fagus) was considered the Queen of our hardwoods, Oak being the King, it was a symbol of wisdom and ancient British cultures believed eating Beech nuts made you wise. 

  • Giant Redwood

    Giant Redwood

    The biggest trees in the World, the Giant Redwood family can grow up to 100 metres in height and have a diameter of 9 metres. The timber is an unusual pink to deep red colour and is durable without treatment.

  • Larch trees and timber

    Larch trees and timber

    Larch is mostly grown in the UK as a high quality crop tree for timber harvesting.

  • Oak trees and timber

    Oak trees and timber

    Oak trees absorb the most CO2, act as host to more wildlife, and are more bound in UK history than any other tree species.

  • Sweet Chestnut trees and wood

    Sweet Chestnut trees and wood

    Not to be confused with the Horse Chestnut the Sweet Chestnut has durable timber, produces edible nuts and supports a wide variety of wildlife.

  • Whisky cask barrel staves

    Whisky cask barrel staves

    Wine, Whiskey, Sherry and Rum barrels make their way to Scotland to flavour whisky all over the country. Once they are exhausted they can find a third life in craft projects or as an excellent fuel as long as they are properly dried.

  • Yew timber guide

    Yew timber guide

    Frequently found around churches but often predates the building