This tree is known as the tree of heroes. In Celtic mythology, the visual effect of this tree's leaves trembling in the wind was said to be the tree communicating between this world and the next. Its wood is white, soft, lightweight but fairly strong and was used for making oars and paddles. What tree am I?
This tree is associated with longevity and regeneration, due to the ability of its drooping branches to root and form new trunks. It is a common sight in graveyards and is the wood used by Medieval English archers to construct their long bows. Anti-cancer compounds are harvested from its foliage, although all parts of this tree are poisonous. What tree am I?
Gnarled and mighty, this tree is as tough as they come. Romans used this wood to make their chariots because of its strength. A tonic made from this tree was said to relieve tiredness and exhaustion, and its leaves were used to stop bleeding and heal wounds. What tree am I?
This amazing tree supports more life than any other native tree species in the UK. It has been a prized hardwood timber for thousands of years and is still used for flooring, wine barrels and firewood. What tree am I?
Sprigs of this tree were believed to protect the home from malevolent faeries. It is also traditionally the tree known for its protection against lightening strikes - the spines in the traditionally shaped leaves can act as miniature lightening conductors. What tree am I?
This tree is associated with healing. Traditionally, the bark was chewed to relieve pain associated with a headache and toothache. The painkiller Aspirin is derived from salicin, a compound found in the bark of this species. The wood of these trees have long been associated with making of baskets, hurdles, plant supports, and cricket bats. What tree am I?