Our project engaged with local groups to plant trees in places local to them,where they had connections...
Discovering Local Green Spaces
we visited and mapped local green spaces
Visit the green spaces of Wolverhampton - with Chris Baines
A video by Wolverhampton Today.
Discover parks and green spaces with Wolverhampton Tree Trails
Park Rd West
Wolverhampton WV1 4PH
Download West Parktree trail map here
Bilston WV14 6LW
Download Peascrofwood Tree trail map here
Trees on these trail include:
DOUGLAS FIR Pseudotsuga menziesii
Native to West of North America Very notable and attractive, rather corky bark for a conifer.
DAWN REDWOOD Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Native to South West China
One of only six Genera of conifers throughout the world that lose their leaves in winter. Dawn Redwood was thought to be extinct and was first named from fossil remains.
‘CRIMSON KING’ Acer platanoides
of Norway Maple.
SILVER-LEAVEDMAPLE Acer saccharinum
Native to North America
A deeply-cut leaf, silver on the underside.
MORINDA OR WEST HIMALAYAN SPRUCE Picea smithiana
Native to Himalayas
An attractive weeping habit and wonderful long, slender, downward-facing cones.
THORNLESS HONEY LOCUST
Gleditsia triacanthos forma inermis
Native to Central North America
It normally has very large (and somewhat dangerous) spines on the main trunk and branches. However, the form inermis is spineless.
COMMON HAWTHORN Crataegus monogyna
Native to Britain and Europe Although other Crataegus species have berries, the Common Hawthorn has drupes (single-seeded, succulent fruits like cherries).
COMMON SYCAMORE Acer pseudoplatanus
Native to Europe
Large specimens can be very stately, and their bark-sloughing (in rectangular plates) can be very noticeable and attractive.
COMMON ELDER Sambucus nigra
Native to Britain
Considered a weed of forest
plantations and therefore culled on
a massive scale. It has the benefit of flowers for butterflies and berries feed some of our native birds.
ENGLISH, COMMON OR PEDUNCULATE OAK Quercus robur
Native to Britain, parts of Asia and Africa Pedunculate meaning having a fruit stalk (peduncle), hence acorns are held on stalks, unlike the Sessile Oak where acorns are held directly onto the tree stems.
Fraxinus excelsior 'pendula' Weeping Ash
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam
Fogus sylvatica purpurea Copper Beech
Tilia Cordata small leafed lime
Glyptostrobus Metasequoia pencilis Chinese Swamp Cypress
Betula Papyrifera Paper Bark Birch
Cercis siliquastrum Judas Tree
Platanus x hispanica London Plane
Metasequoia glypotosrobides Dawn Redwood
Ulmus plantijin Elm Cultivar
Arbutus menziesli Madona
Quercus robur Common Oak
Quercus Petrea Sessile Oak
Tsuga Heteophylla Western Hemlock
Populus Lasiocrapa Chinese necklace Poplar
Salix Chermisina Red Stemmed Scarlet Willow