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Plants and Trees


Why are flowers important?

Flowers attract insects such as bees and butterflies through the pollen they produce.  In turn, the insects then pollinate

flowers of the same species which ensures seeds are

produced meaning the plants can exist for generations. 


Want more information? 

Woodland Trust

Some plants produce fruit or berries that can be eaten.  You will notice that some berries are a tasty treat for birds and squirrels!!



What do trees do?

Trees are essential, they are the biggest plants on earth, they provide oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world's wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

Here are some of the trees you can find down the trail.  Follow the links on how you can identify them





Trees have been said to be the homes of tree spirits.

You will find that every tree has its own folklore history and a tale to tell.  Check out the trees down the trail and the signs giving a little insight.

Norway Maple               - Maple

Black Poplar                  - Black-poplar

Holly                               - Holly

False Acacia                  - False-acacia

Weeping Willow            - White-willow

Sycamore                      - Sycamore

Cherry                            - Wild-cherry

Lime                               - Lime

Laburnum                      - Laburnum

Alder                              - Alder

Purple leaved Plum      - Plum

Lombardy Poplar         - Lombardy poplar

Elm                                - Elm

Ash                                - Ash

Horse Chestnut            - Horse-chestnut

Beech                           - Beech

Hawthorn                     - Hawthorn

Silver Birch                   - Silver-birch

Laurel                           - Laurel

Elder                             - Elder

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