Native Broadleaves

Native tree species are those which arrived naturally in Scotland without direct human assistance as far as we can tell. Most of our native tree and shrub species colonised Scotland after the last Ice Age (which ended roughly 9,000 years ago), with seeds dispersed by wind, water, and animals.

Scotland’s most common native broadleaf trees and shrubs include alder, oak (pedunculate and sessile), ash, hazel, willow (various species), rowan, aspen, wych elm, hawthorn, holly, juniper, elder and wild cherry.

(Source: https://forestry.gov.scot/forests-environment/biodiversity/native-woodlands/scotlands-native-woodlands)

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