Tree Adoption Gallery

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  • Roblé

    Roblé

    Nothofagus obliqua

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Edinburgh, E23 Map

    A large deciduous tree, the roblé is native to south-central Chile and a small part of neighbouring Argentina. This specimen was grown from seed collected by Harold Comber in 1926.

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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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  • Scots Pine

    Scots Pine

    Pinus sylvestris

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Edinburgh, E32 Map

    The Pinus sylvestris or Scots Pine is the national tree of Scotland, and the only pine native to northern Europe. This iconic species is an evergreen conifer, which can grow up to 25 m in height when mature.

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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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  • Silver Birch

    Silver Birch

    Betula pendula

    Status:
    Adopted
    Location:
    Edinburgh, E33 Map

    Betula pendula is one of the most common of Britain’s native broad-leaved tree species, and grows abundantly across the UK, although in Scotland Betula pubescens or Downy Birch is more common. It is of high conservation value, as its canopy encourages the growth of a varied ground flora, providing a food source for many insects, birds and other animals.

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  • Silver Lime

    Silver Lime

    Tilia tomentosa

    Status:
    Adopted
    Location:
    Edinburgh, E17 Map

    Tilia tomentosa is widely grown as an ornamental tree throughout Europe, and has been in cultivation since 1767. Typically growing up to 35m tall, this tree is of sturdy nature and very tolerant of urban pollution, soil compaction, heat, and drought.

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  • Sweet Chestnut

    Sweet Chestnut

    Castanea sativa

    Status:
    Available for adoption
    Location:
    Edinburgh, E34 Map

    Also known as the Sweet Chesnut or Marron, Castanea sativa is a species of the diverse flowering plant Fagaceae family of beech and oak trees. The trees are hardy, long lived and well known for the edible chestnuts they produce, as well as for timber.

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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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