|Tilda & I having an Autumn stroll|
Oak trees are huge and they give us cute little acorns, perfect for crafts. Their leaves look like this:
Beech trees turn beautiful colours and are popular trees and hedges. Their leaves are:
Sycamore trees have cool little seeds which twizzle to the ground like helicopters. The sycamore is actually part of the acer family, hence it has maple like leaves:
The birch tree rises majestic in the woods. We have a beautiful silver birch in our own garden. Here's their leaves:
Rowan trees are covered in berries just now and have easy to spot serrated leaves:
The Ash has similar leaves to the Rowan but a bit pointier:
Horse Chestnut trees are one of my favourites as they give us lovely conkers. Here are their leaves:
|Horse chestnut leaf|
Holly trees are pretty easy to identify, we are so used to seeing them on all things Christmassy. Their glossy, jaggy evergreen leaves look like this:
Alder trees are often found beside rivers and in wet ground (they like muddy puddles just like me!):
So, now you can go spot some of the most common trees we have in Scotland (and across the UK) and impress your family and friends with your new-found knowledge!
Happy tree spotting peeps!