A-Z Wildlife Facts
The alder is a tree common along streams, rivers and water logged soils. In winter next seasons red female catkins and long male catkins become conspicuous.
The fragrant blossoms of the apple tree bloom in Springtime, in April and May. The flower blossom is five petaled and pink or white in colour.
This tree, native to southern England and Wales, is a large deciduous tree with smooth grey bark can grow to a height of 40 metres.
The fruit are called sloes which if mixed with half weight of sugar and stored for two months make sloe gin.
The elder is often known as the people’s medicine chest, as all parts can be used as remedies.
There are over 50 different species of Fir tree. They can be found throughout North & South America, Asia and Europe.
The oak tree is a strong deciduous tree with deep roots, which can grow fairly quickly the first 80-100 years then slows down in growth for the next few hundred years.
There are many stories associated with the resilient Rowan tree, mainly in the realms of Celtic folklore, and as the tree means a secret, or to whisper.
Sycamore trees can grow to be 100-175 ft tall and the leaves tend to be 4-6 inches in length. It is one of the oldest species of tree on earth.
The yew tree is an evergreen long living tree, and native to Britain, with the power to self generate, as it reroots itself.
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