Tree Adoption Gallery

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  • Lime

    Lime

    Tilia species

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D03 Map

    Lime flowers are rich in nectar and very attractive to insects, especially bees.

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  • Rowan

    Rowan

    Sorbus aucuparia

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D04 Map

    Rowan trees were believed to ward off evil spirits, which may explain why dwellings often have one nearby.

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  • Scots Pine

    Scots Pine

    Pinus sylvestris

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D11 Map

    Its distinctive orange bark in the upper parts of the tree, together with its blue-green needles, led to it being regarded as the King of the Scottish woods.

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  • Sessile Oak

    Sessile Oak

    Quercus petraea

    Status:
    Adopted
    Location:
    Dawyck, D01 Map

    Oak is a very important tree in northern European mythology, representing strength and power.

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  • Silver Birch

    Silver Birch

    Betula pendula

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D05 Map

    The graceful drooping form of the silver birch is recognised in its Latin name ‘pendula’.

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  • Sycamore

    Sycamore

    Acer pseudoplatanus

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D15 Map

    Although common in Scottish woods, the sycamore is an introduction from Europe, probably by the Romans.

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  • Wych Elm

    Wych Elm

    Ulmus glabra

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D14 Map

    Wych elm mainly survives in northern and western Scotland, beyond the range of Dutch elm disease, which has destroyed so many elms elsewhere in Britain.

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  • Yew

    Yew

    Taxus baccata

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Dawyck, D06 Map

    This is an evergreen coniferous tree, with separate male and female plants.

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