The houses of Parliament are surrounded by Indian bean trees.

Trees of London

Welcome to the site dedicated to:

teaching people how to identify
trees and showing where examples
can be found in London

Good luck and enjoy the experience


native trees

tips about identification

locate the trees

A James Wilkinson Publication ©

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Trees of London

Tree Identification

London Wall, Barbican:

    wild service tree, foxglove, white willow, grey alder, and wild cherry

Inns of Court:

    tulip tree, mulberry, crab apple, almond tree, Canadian maple, atlas cedar and redwood

Russell Square:

    yew, holly, common alder, wych elm, holm oak and Japanese cherry tree

Tree Identification

              Where to find typical examples of tree types throughout central London.

Lincoln's Inn Fields:

    hazel tree, birch, laburnum, Judas tree, cotoneaster, Indian bean tree, Cornelian cherry tree, oak tree, silver maple, and sugar maple.


    ash, horse chestnut, red oak, sumac, whitebeam, Turkey oak, tree of heaven, and fig

Tower of London:

    black poplar, acacia, honey locust, ginkgo, London plane, Norway maple, sycamore, rowan, and bird cherry .

St Paul's Cathedral:

    walnut tree, lime tree, strawberry tree, giant fir, ironwood, orange, sweet gum, English elm, lawson's cypress, Italian alder, and beech.

Trees at other Locations,
including, Tavistock Square and St Mary Le Strand.

    weeping willow, box, dwarf box, silver wattle, plum tree, hawthorn, field maple, magnolia, Bosnian pine, bay laurel, Turkish hazel, pear tree, Lombardy poplar, hornbeam, elder, swamp cypress, sessile oak, crack willow, sweet chestnut, wingnut, vine, and white gum. Norway spruce.


Watch the pollen from the London planes;

it rains down over London.

British Trees:

for information relating to
trees which are native to
Britain go to the
history section.
Each page has photos of flowers, fruit, nuts,
bark, leaves.

Trees of London      A James Wilkinson Publication ©

Trees of London


Listed below are a few sites which are worth a visit, but don't forget to return.

Tree Websites: excellent photos of trees from a wood near Epping Forest. information, stories and myths relating to trees.

Indice degli Alberi di Londra

London Locations

General Interest artistic photos by Cristiana Setaro; winner of Lauderdale House competition 2008. a tourist guide to London which is fun to read even if your not visiting London.

American Civil War diary




Trees of London      A James Wilkinson Publication ©