An A-Z of trees in Dorchester.

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

Alder

Apple – several varieties

Ash

Beech

Birch – several different species and varieties, including Silver, Downy and Himalayan.

Blackthorn

Cedar – probably two different types

Cherry – several different species and varieties

Crab Apple

Douglas Fir

Damson – maybe?

Elder

Elm

Eucalyptus

Foxglove Tree (uncommon)

Ginkgo – the Maidenhair Tree

Hawthorn

Hazel

Holly

Honey Locust

Hornbeam

Horse Chestnut

Judas Tree

Juniper – maybe?

K – we cannot think of any! Do you know one?

Laburnum

Larch – probably but I cannot think of one immediately.

Lawson Cypress

Lime – several species and varieties

Locust Tree

London Plane

Magnolia

Monkey Puzzle

Mountain Ash – also known as Rowan

Maidenhair Tree – Ginkgo biloba

Norway Maple

Oak – several species and varieties

Pear

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.

Sequoia

Strawberry Tree

Sycamore

Tulip Tree

V – we cannot think of any unless you include the Viburnums.

Walnut

Whitebeam – several varieties

Willow – several species including Goat, Grey and Crack.

X – we cannot think of any!

Yew

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

Eucalyptus

Fagus sylvatica – Common Beech

Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair Tree

Hawthorn – Crataegus monogyna

Ilex aquifolium – Common Holly

Juglans regia – Common Walnut

K

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

V

W

X

Y

Z

2 thoughts on “An A-Z of trees in Dorchester.

  • May 17, 2020 at 8:01 am
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    There is a paulownia opposite the Duchy offices behind the garden centre in Poundbury. Just about to come into flower.

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    • May 17, 2020 at 9:20 am
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      Thanks for the tip-off Chris. I will check it out in the week. There is also a Paulownia (also known as the Princess, Empress or Foxglove Tree) in the Organ Donation Garden at Dorset County Hospital.

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