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Learn your trees (UK bias)

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 09:43 AM
One of the main things to survivial is knowing your vegetation around you, knowing what plant is what is key to finding food/shelter and will help you more than almost anything else.

I found this excellent guide to knowing your trees - mainly UK biased but thats where I live

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by freakyclown

thanks for this info ,

it is defo important to know about your plants and trees.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Great find there mate.
That info will come in very handy indeed.

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 04:17 PM
This is the kind of information we need because i'm sure everything will shortly go tits up. I have a couple of wild food books and i've got my ray mears dvd's! I'm also going to invest in a bow and some arrows.

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 03:05 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the the feedback, good to know its worth the time posting thing - you might also want to look at this post too

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 04:14 AM
The Audubon Field Guides are incredibly handy as well for subjects like this, especially since they have more broad spectrum ones and ones tailored to specific regions.

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by freakyclown

Thank you for the information, it is now apart of my offline collection

I think there is a PDF floating around the net with information on UK plants and trees, highly detailed. It is a City Council PDF I think, city/district councils maintain the parks and teach their employees about every tree and plant, they were given a guide to follow, this pdf. I cant remember where the hell it is though :S

posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 04:33 PM
Hi Freakyclown,

and thanks for a nice thread!

Just one small comment?
That's actually just a tiny fraction of the trees native to the UK that are listed on the website you quoted.

The woodlamd trust have a great site with LOADS more species listed. (see below)

LINK to woodland trust website

Among the resident species not included in your OP are;
•Bay willow
•Beech, common
•Cedar of Lebanon
•Cherry plum
•Copper or purple beech
•Corsican pine
•Crack willow
•Douglas fir
•Downy birch
•English elm
•European larch
•Field maple
•Holm oak
•Hornbeam, common
•Horse chestnut
•Huntingdon elm
•Hybrid sessile and English oak
•Irish yew
•Large-leaved lime
•Leylandii haggerston grey
•Lime, common
•London plane
•Maidenhair tree
•Midland hawthorn
•Monkey puzzle or Chile pine
•Norway maple
•Norway spruce
•Purging buckthorn
•Red horse chestnut
•Red oak
•Sessile oak
•Silver birch
•Sitka spruce
•Small-leaved lime
•Smooth-leaved elm
•Sweet chestnut
•Tulip tree
•Turkey oak
•Vareigated sycamore
•Walnut, common
•Wayfaring tree
•Western hemlock
•White poplar
•White willow
•Wild black poplar
•Wild service tree

and... even that's not necessarily a complete list!

If you go to the woodland trust website and click on the tree of interest, you get more detail and photos etc.

I hope this helps... expand? on the great info already posted?


posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 03:36 AM
Fantastic Gordi!

Always good to expand on things

The_denv - try your hardest to find that PDF sounds an awesome bit of info!

I have started to make threads on specific plants/trees etc so that after identifying a plant you know what you can use it for.


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