Trees and Shrubs

A full list of the 42 species of tree/shrub in Selsdon Wood with an outline of their locations can be downloaded from the link below. We have also produced a more detailed Tree Spotter's Guide for each species. These are available as downloadable pfs from the following links. See also the Schools page of the website for child-friendly information about some of the most common trees.

---- Alder ---- Ash ---- Beech ---- Birch ---- Blackthorn ---- Buckthorn ---- Buddleia ---- Bullace ---- Cherry ---- Bird Cherry  ---- Chestnut ---- 

---- Cotoneaster ---- Crab Apple ---- Dogwood ---- Elder  ---- Elm ---- Field Maple ---- Gorse ---- Hawthorn ---- Hazel ----

---- Holly ---- Hornbeam ---- Horse Chestnut ---- Juniper ---- Larch ---- Laurel ---- Lime ---- Oak ---- Turkey Oak ---- Pine ---- Plum  ---- Poplar ---- Privet ----

 ---- Rowan --- Spindle ---- Spruce ---- Sycamore ---- Wayfaring Tree ---- Whitebeam ---- Wild Service ---- Willow  ---- Yew ----

A pictorial I Spy of autumn leaves is available below and a guide to the identification of trees in winter by their bark can be downloaded from here.

A pictorial guide to identifying winter twigs can be found at 

For children's stories about  the giant Yews see The Monster Tree Stories.

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Autumn Leaves I Spy.pdf Autumn Leaves I Spy.pdf
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Identifying Winter Twigs.pdf Identifying Winter Twigs.pdf
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2022 New Juniper Bushes
Four Juniper saplings were donated to FSW in the later summer of 2022. These were planted in David's Crook on the following Work Session. Two of them are protected from grazing by netting. As of today 17/11/22 there does not seem to have been any grazing on the other two bushes.
The top photo shows all 4 bushes and below they are all shown individually.
2021 Cornelian Cherry
In 2021 yellow flowers were spotted in the hedgerow of F1 that were identified as Cornelian Cherry. They appeared to be on twigs that had been grafted onto the Dogwood. However the flowers were not seen again and by 2023 it was clear that the grafted twigs were dead. So this is not now included in the  full list of tree/shrub species.