Urban tree planting

Tree species list

As well as the below trees, we also hope to plant a selection of fruit trees, such as:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Plum, gage and damson
  • Cherry
Name Common name Full size height Description
Acer campestre Field maple 10-15m Good native for urban areas.
Acer platanoides Maple 10-15m Good urban tree, good autumn colour.
Aesculus indica Indian horse chestnut 10-15m Summer flowers, bleeding canker resistant.
Alnus glutinosa Common alder 15-20m Native, tough, bee friendly.
Betula pendula Silver birch 15-20m Native, light crown.
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 20m+ Native, dense foliage.
Fagus sylvatica Beech 20m+ Native, large tree.
Ginko biloba Maidenhair tree 20m+ Very tough tree, urban areas, prehistoric species.
Liquidambar acalycina Sweet gum 10-15m Dramatic autumn colour, good avenue tree.
Prunus avium Wild cherry 10-15m Native, spring flowers, bee friendly.
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak 20m+ Feature tree, good autumn colour.
Quercus robur Native oak 20m+ Native, wildlife friendly.
Sorbus aria Whitebeam 10-15m Attractive spring foliage, autumn berries.
Tilia cordata (green spire) Lime 10-15m Good avenue tree, urban areas, bee friendly.