Tree Adoption Gallery

Showing: 1 to 10 of 18 trees

  • Alder

    Alder

    Alnus glutinosa

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D07 Map

    Alder is a pioneer tree of wet places, helping to stabilise river banks.

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  • Ash

    Ash

    Fraxinus excelsior

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D12 Map

    Ash is one of the commonest large trees in Scottish woodlands.

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  • Aspen

    Aspen

    Populus tremula

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D18 Map

    Aspen leaves tremble, even in the slightest breeze. This has given rise to many of its common names, including its Gsaelic form, which means ‘quivering one’.

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  • Beech

    Beech

    Fagus sylvatica

    Status:
    Adopted
    Location:
    Dawyck, D13 Map

    Not a true native, this species was introduced from southern Britain for ornament and shelter.

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  • Bird Cherry

    Bird Cherry

    Prunus padus

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D09 Map

    This tree flourishes on stream sides and woodland edges.

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  • Gean

    Gean

    Prunus avium

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D17 Map

    The gean is a familiar presence in natural deciduous woodland.

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  • Goat Willow

    Goat Willow

    Salix caprea

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D10 Map

    Regarded a weed by foresters, the goat willow is actually one of our most valuable trees for wildlife.

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  • Hazel

    Hazel

    Corylus avellana

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D08 Map

    This small shrubby tree is naturally multi-stemmed. Such growth forms are also promoted by the practice of ‘coppicing’, in which the useful stems are harvested on a regular cycle.

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  • Holly

    Holly

    Ilex aquifolium

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D02 Map

    With its prickly evergreen leaves holly is possibly the easiest Scottish tree to recognise.

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  • Juniper

    Juniper

    Juniperus communis

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D16 Map

    Juniper wood burns with little smoke and so was a favoured source of fire for illicit whisky stills.

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