There is no guarantee we can do this in Dorchester for all 26 letters of the alphabet but it will be interesting to see what we can come up with…!
Please add the names of any trees we have missed off using the comments box below so that we can make the list as comprehensive as possible.
A-Z based on common names
Apple – several varieties
Birch – several different species and varieties, including Silver, Downy and Himalayan.
Cedar – probably two different types
Cherry – several different species and varieties
Damson – maybe?
Foxglove Tree (uncommon)
Ginkgo – the Maidenhair Tree
Juniper – maybe?
K – we cannot think of any! Do you know one?
Larch – probably but I cannot think of one immediately.
Lime – several species and varieties
Mountain Ash – also known as Rowan
Maidenhair Tree – Ginkgo biloba
Oak – several species and varieties
Pine – several species and varieties
Plum – probably
Poplar – several species including Grey and Lombardy.
Q – none unless we count Quickthorn which is another name for Hawthorn.
Rowan – another name for Mountain Ash.
Sallow – another name for Goat Willow.
V – we cannot think of any unless you include the Viburnums.
Whitebeam – several varieties
Willow – several species including Goat, Grey and Crack.
X – we cannot think of any!
Z – we cannot think of any!
A-Z based on their scientific names
Araucaria araucana – Monkey Puzzle
Alnus glutinous – Common Alder
Acer Campestre – Field Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus – Sycamore
Aesculus hippocastanum – Horse Chestnut
Arbutus undo – Strawberry Tree
Betula pendula – Silver Birch
Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam
Cercis siliquastrum – Judas Tree
Crataegus monogyna – Hawthorn
Fagus sylvatica – Common Beech
Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair Tree
Hawthorn – Crataegus monogyna
Ilex aquifolium – Common Holly
Juglans regia – Common Walnut
Liriodendron tilipifera – Tulip Tree
Magnolia grandiflora – Evergreen magnolia
Norway Maple – Acer platanoides
Olive – Oleaceae* in large planters outside Poundbury Garden Centre
Platanus acerifolia – London Plane
Prunus various – Cherry
Quercus ilex – Holm Oak
Robinia pseudoacacia – Locust Tree
Salix various – Willow
Sorbus various – Whitebeam and Mountain Ash
Taxus baccata – Yew
Tilia platyphyllos – Large-leafed Lime
Ulmus glabra – Wych Elm