Planting Trees

plant oak trees

Our project engaged with local groups to plant trees in places local to them,where they had connections...

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Discovering Local Green Spaces

we visited and mapped local green spaces

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Visit the green spaces of Wolverhampton - with Chris Baines
A video by Wolverhampton Today.

Discover parks and green spaces with Wolverhampton Tree Trails


NEWBRIDGE 
Playing Fields
Wolverhampton WV6 OJX
Download Newbridge Tree Trail map here

WEST PARK
Park Rd West
Wolverhampton WV1 4PH
Download West Parktree trail map here


PEASCROFT WOOD
Central Avenue,
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

Purple-leaved cultivar

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