According to David Alderman of The Tree Register, who kindly supplied the information: ‘There is a growing number of 59-60m trees which will be challenging for tallest tree over the next few years’. A beech tree standing 144 feet (44 metres) high has been declared the tallest native tree in Britain. )Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)Pinus taeda (Loblolly pine)Pinus tecunumanii (P. tecunumanii)Pinus thunbergii (Japanese black pine)Pinus torreyana (P. torreyana)Pinus wallichiana (Bhutan pine)Pinus × bougeti (P. × bougeti)Pinus × holfordiana (P. × holfordiana)Pinus × rhaetica (P. × rhaetica)Pinus × schwerinii (P. × schwerinii)Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic tree)Pistacia mutica (Mt. The tree is a rare Flower of Kent variety, which produces cooking apples, and it fell over in 1820. (Acacia sp. Thank you Jim for doing such a great job. Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) said a Douglas fir in Reelig Glen, near Inverness, was now Britain's tallest tree at 217.10ft (66.4m). Native UK trees colonised the land when the glaciers melted after the last Ice Age and before the UK was disconnected from mainland Europe. )Acer tataricum (Tatar maple)Acer trautvetteri (Caucasian maple)Acer velutinum (Velvet maple)Acer × freemanii (Freeman's maple)Acer × verhaegheanum (A. Thickest, tallest, oldest in England. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/news/britains-tallest-native-tree The Tallest Tree in the UK. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. A beech tree standing 144ft (44 metres) high has been declared the tallest native tree in Britain. These trees are native to only three areas of the world; the west coast of North America, Borneo and Australia. The Turkey oak is not native to the UK, and was brought over in the 1700s as an ornamental tree. Tallest: A 211ft grand fir planted in the 1870s beside Loch Fyne, Argyll. Dr Johnson said: “I didn’t quite believe Peter when he said the tallest tree in the woods could be 44 metres tall as I know the South Downs so well. × fontanesii)Quercus × heterophylla (Bartram's oak)Quercus × hickelii (Q. Oak, holm. × media)Kalopanax septemlobus (Prickly castor oil tree)Khaya senegalensis (K. senegalensis)Kigelia africana (Sausage tree)Koelreuteria paniculata (Goldenrain tree)Koompassia excelsa (Tualang)Koompassia malaccensis (K. malaccensis)Laburnum alpinum (Alpine laburnum)Laburnum anagyroides (Common laburnum)Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle)Lagunaria patersonia (Pyramid tree)Larix decidua (European larch)Larix gmelinii (Dahurian larch)Larix kaempferi (Japanese larch)Larix kurilensis (L. kurilensis)Larix occidentalis (Western larch)Larix potaninii (L. potaninii)Larix sibirica (Siberian larch)Larix × marschlinsii (Dunkeld hybrid larch)Laurelia sempervirens (Tihue)Laurus azorica (Azores laurel)Laurus nobilis (Laurel)Laurus novocanariensis (L. novocanariensis)Leptospermum laevigatum (L. laevigatum)Leucadendron argenteum (L. argenteum)Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese privet)Ligustrum lucidum (Broad-leaf privet)Liquidambar acalycina (L. acalycina)Liquidambar orientalis (Oriental sweetgum)Liquidambar styraciflua (American sweetgum)Liriodendron chinense (Chinese tulip tree)Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree)Litchi chinesis (L. chinesis)Lithocarpus cleistocarpus (Tanbark oak)Litsea cubeba (May Chang)Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm)Livistonia rotundifolia (L. rotundifolia)Lonchocarpus sericeus (L. sericeus)Lophostemon confertus (Brush box)Luma apiculata (Chilean myrtle)Luma chequen (White Chilean myrtle)Lycium barbarum (Chinese wolfberry)Maackia amurensis (Amur maackia)Macadamia integrifolia (M. integrifolia)Maclura pomifera (Osage-orange)Magnolia acuminata (Cucumber tree)Magnolia campbellii (Campbell's magnolia)Magnolia dawsoniana (Dawson's magnolia)Magnolia denudata (M. denudata)Magnolia figo (Banana shrub)Magnolia floribunda (M. floribunda)Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia)Magnolia kobus (Kobushi magnolia)Magnolia obovata (Japanese bigleaf magnolia)Magnolia salicifolia (M. salicifolia)Magnolia sargentiana (Sargent's magnolia)Magnolia sprengeri (Sprenger's magnolia)Magnolia stellata (Star magnolia)Magnolia tripetala (Umbrella magnolia)Magnolia virginiana (M. virginiana)Magnolia × soulangeana (Saucer magnolia)Magnolia × veitchii (Veitch's magnolia)Malus baccata (Siberian crabapple)Malus domestica (Apple tree)Malus floribunda (Japanese flowering crabapple)Malus hupehensis (Hupeh crab)Malus niedzwetskyana (M. niedzwetskyana)Malus sikkimensis (Sikkim crabapple)Malus sp. )Abies spectabilis (East Himalayan fir)Abies veitchii (Veitch's silver fir)Abies vejari (A. vejari)Abies × insignis (Hybrid silver fir)Abies × vilmorinii (A. × rosacea)Quercus × schochiana (Q. × hybride)Alnus × pubescens (A. Fortingall Yew, Perthshire . It does need lots of water – up to 90 litres a week as a sapling – but will reward you by growing up to a metre a year, reaching 27 metres. As a member of the Native Tree Society, it makes me proud to see projects like this getting the attention they deserve. 1. 6. All rights reserved. (Cupressus sp. (Betula sp. These trees are genuine giants. )Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Guanacaste tree)Ephedra aphylla (E. aphylla)Erica arborea (Tree heath)Erobotrya japonica (Loquat)Erythrina abyssinica (E. abyssinica)Erythrina caffra (E. caffra)Erythrina coralloides (E. coralloides)Erythrina crista-galli (Cockspur coral tree)Erythrina falcata (Brazilian coral tree)Erythrina fusca (Purple coraltree)Erythrina lysistemon (Common coral tree)Erythrina variegata (Tiger's claw)Erythrina × sykesii (E. × sykesii)Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple box)Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River red gum)Eucalyptus cinerea (E. cinerea)Eucalyptus citriodora (E. citriodora)Eucalyptus cladocalyx (E. cladocalyx)Eucalyptus coccifera (Tasmanian snow gum)Eucalyptus dalrympleana (E. dalrympleana)Eucalyptus delegatensis (Alpine ash)Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri)Eucalyptus ficifolia (E. ficifolia)Eucalyptus glaucescens (Tingiringi gum)Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum)Eucalyptus gomphocephala (Tuart)Eucalyptus grandis (Flooded gum)Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider gum)Eucalyptus jacksonii (Red tingle)Eucalyptus johnstonii (Tasmanian yellow gum)Eucalyptus kruseana (Book-leaf mallee)Eucalyptus marginata (E. marginata)Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow box)Eucalyptus muelleriana (Yellow stringybark)Eucalyptus nicholii (E. nicholii)Eucalyptus nitens (Shining gum)Eucalyptus nitida (Smithton peppermint)Eucalyptus obliqua (Messmate stringybark)Eucalyptus occidentalis (Swamp yate)Eucalyptus ovata (Swamp gum)Eucalyptus parvifolia (E. parvifolia)Eucalyptus patens (E. patens)Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow gum)Eucalyptus perriniana (Spinning gum)Eucalyptus pilularis (E. pilularis)Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain ash)Eucalyptus robusta (E. robusta)Eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum)Eucalyptus sideroxylon (E. sideroxylon)Eucalyptus sp. Atlas mastic tree)Pistacia terebinthus (Terebinth tree)Pistacia vera (P. vera)Pittosporum tobira (Japanese pittosporum)Pittosporum undulatum (P. undulatum)Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)Platanus orientalis (Oriental plane)Platanus racemosa (P. racemosa)Platanus wrightii (P. wrightii)Platanus × hispanica (London plane)Platycladus orientalis (Chinese arborvitae)Pleiogynium timorense (Burdekin plum)Plumeria rubra (P. rubra)Podocarpus gracilior (P. gracilior)Podocarpus macrophyllus (Kusamaki tree)Podocarpus nubigenus (P. nubigenus)Podocarpus salignus (P. salignus)Podocarpus salignus × totara (P. salignus × totara)Podocarpus totara (Totara)Poliothyrsis sinensis (P. sinensis)Populus alba (White poplar)Populus balsamifera (Ontario balsam poplar)Populus deltoides (Eastern cottonwood)Populus euphratica (Euphrates poplar)Populus fremontii (Fremont cottonwood)Populus grandidentata (P. grandidentata)Populus hybrid (P. hybrid)Populus lasiocarpa (P. lasiocarpa)Populus laurifolia (P. laurifolia)Populus maximowiczii (Japanese poplar)Populus nigra (Black poplar)Populus simonii (Simon's poplar)Populus sp. This makes the Maple the tallest in the UK by a clear six metres. 2017. (Juglans sp. (Ficus sp. All the Australian species are from the Eucalyptus family. “Now is the perfect time to come and see this champion as the trees are coming into leaf and the woodland spring flowers are showing their heads. (U. spp)Ulmus thomasii (U. thomasii)Ulmus villosa (U. villosa)Ulmus wallichiana (Himalayan elm)Ulmus × hollandica (Dutch elm)Umbellularia californica (California Bay laurel)Viburnum prunifolium (Blackhaw)Viburnum rhytidophyllum (Leatherleaf viburnum)Visnea mocanera (V. mocanera)Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste tree)Vitis vinifera (Common grape vine)Washingtonia filifera (California fan palm)Washingtonia robusta (Mexican fan palm)Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)Wollemia nobilis (Wollemia)Yucca brevifolia (Joshua tree)Yucca filifera (Y. filifera)Yucca gigantea (Spineless yucca)Yucca gloriosa (Y. gloriosa)Yucca rostrata (Y. rostrata)Yucca schottii (Y. schottii)Zanthoxylum simulans (Chinese prickly-ash)Zelkova carpinifolia (Caucasian zelkova)Zelkova crenata (Caucasian elm)Zelkova serrata (Japanese zelkova)Zizyphus jujuba (Jujube), height measurements made by laser (like eg. Estate staff at Stourhead say having the tallest oak is "very special" A 200-year-old tree on a Wiltshire estate has been officially declared the tallest oak in the UK. Ancient yews can then expect to go on thriving for thousands of years. Leaves are around 10cm long with four to … When I finally got around to visiting I found my scepticism entirely unjustified. )Populus suaveolens (Mongolian poplar)Populus szechuanica (P. szechuanica)Populus tremula (Eurasian aspen)Populus trichocarpa (Black cottonwood)Populus violascens (P. violascens)Populus wilsonii (Wilson poplar)Populus yunnanensis (P. yunnanensis)Populus × berolinensis (Berlin poplar)Populus × canadensis (Hybrid black poplar)Populus × canescens (Grey poplar)Populus × generosa (P. × generosa)Populus × jackii (Balm of Gilead)Populus × petrowskiana (P. petrowskiana)Populus × wettsteinii (Hybrid aspen)Pritchardia hillebrandii (P. hillebrandii)Prosopis caldenia (P. caldenia)Prosopis glandulosa (P. glandulosa)Prosopis torquata (P. torquata)Prosopis velutina (P. velutina)Prumnopitys andina (Chilean plum-yew)Prunus armeniaca (Apricot tree)Prunus avium (Wild cherry)Prunus cerasifera (Cherry plum)Prunus cerasus (Sour cherry)Prunus domestica (Cultivated plum)Prunus dulcis (Almond tree)Prunus hybrid (P. hybrid)Prunus insititia (Mirabelle plum tree)Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry-laurel)Prunus lusitanica (Portugal laurel)Prunus maackii (Manchurian cherry)Prunus mahaleb (St. Lucie cherry)Prunus padus (Bird cherry)Prunus persica (Peach)Prunus perulata (P. perulata)Prunus sargentii (Sargent's cherry)Prunus serotina (Black cherry)Prunus serrulata (Japanese cherry)Prunus spachiana (P. spachiana)Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)Prunus subhirtella (P. subhirtella)Prunus × juddii (P. × juddii)Prunus × sieboldii (P. × sieboldii)Prunus × yedoensis (Yoshino cherry)Pseudocydonia sinensis (Chinese quince)Pseudolarix amabilis (Golden larch)Pseudopanax arboreus (P. arboreus)Pseudotsuga macrocarpa (Bigcone Douglas-fir)Pseudotsuga menziesii (Coast Douglas-fir)Psidium guajava (P. guajava)Pterocarpus indicus (Pashu padauk)Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Caucasian wingnut)Pterocarya stenoptera (Chinese wingnut)Pterocarya × rehderiana (P. × rehderiana)Pteroceltis tatarinowii (P. tatarinowii)Pterostyrax hispidus (Fragrant epaulette tree)Pterygota brasiliensis (P. brasiliensis)Pterygota excelsa (P. excelsa)Punica granatum (Pomegranate)Pyrus calleryana (P. calleryana)Pyrus caucasica (P. caucasica)Pyrus communis (European pear)Pyrus korshinskyi (Bukharan pear)Pyrus nivalis (Snow pear)Pyrus pyraster (European wild pear)Pyrus pyrifolia (Asian pear)Pyrus salicifolia (Willow-leaved pear)Pyrus spinosa (Almond-leaved pear)Pyrus × phaeocarpa (P. × phaeocarpa)Quercus acutissima (Sawtooth oak)Quercus afares (Q. afares)Quercus agrifolia (Coast live oak)Quercus alba (White oak)Quercus aliena (Oriental white oak)Quercus bicolor (Swamp white oak)Quercus bumelioides (Q. bumelioides)Quercus canariensis (Algerian oak)Quercus castaneifolia (Chestnut-leaved oak)Quercus cerrioides (Q. cerrioides)Quercus cerris (Turkey oak)Quercus chrysolepis (Canyon live oak)Quercus coccifera (Q. coccifera)Quercus coccinea (Scarlet oak)Quercus congesta (Q. congesta)Quercus crassifolia (Q. crassifolia)Quercus dalechampii (Q. dalechampii)Quercus dentata (Japanese emperor oak)Quercus douglasii (Q. douglasii)Quercus engelmannii (Q. engelmannii)Quercus faginea (Portuguese oak)Quercus falcata (Southern red oak)Quercus frainetto (Hungarian oak)Quercus fusiformis (Texas live oak)Quercus garryana (Garry oak)Quercus glandulifera (Q. glandulifera)Quercus hartwissiana (Q. hartwissiana)Quercus hybride (Hybrid oak)Quercus ilex (Holm oak)Quercus imbricaria (Shingle oak)Quercus kelloggii (California black oak)Quercus laurifolia (Swamp laurel oak)Quercus libani (Lebanon oak)Quercus lobata (Valley oak)Quercus ludoviciana (Q. ludoviciana)Quercus lusitanica (Q. lusitanica)Quercus lyrata (Overcup oak)Quercus macranthera (Caucasian oak)Quercus macrocarpa (Bur oak)Quercus macrolepis (Valonia oak)Quercus marilandica (Q. marilandica)Quercus michauxii (Q. michauxii)Quercus miyagii (Q. miyagii)Quercus mongolica (Q. mongolica)Quercus muehlenbergii (Chinkapin oak)Quercus myrsinifolia (Q. myrsinifolia)Quercus nigra (Water oak)Quercus orocantabrica (Q. orocantabrica)Quercus pagoda (Cherrybark oak)Quercus palustris (Pin oak)Quercus parvula (Q. parvula)Quercus pauciradiata (Q. pauciradiata)Quercus pedunculiflora (Q. pedunculiflora)Quercus petraea (Sessile oak)Quercus phellos (Willow oak)Quercus pontica (Pontine oak)Quercus prinus (Chestnut oak)Quercus pubescens (Downy oak)Quercus pyrenaica (Pyrenean oak)Quercus robur (Pedunculate oak)Quercus rotundifolia (Holm oak)Quercus rubra (Northern red oak)Quercus serrata (Konara)Quercus shumardii (Q. shumardii)Quercus sp. Those who are particularly allured by trees should check out these 10 tallest trees in the world. Experts have carried out the exhaustive tree survey using the latest aerial mapping technology, revealing the highest concentration of trees was in Greater London and Surrey. × schochiana)Quercus × subglaucescens (Q. × fortunei)Ostrya carpinifolia (Hop hornbeam)Pachycereus pringlei (P. pringlei)Pandanus utilis (P. utilis)Parinari excelsa (Guinea plum)Parkia biglobosa (Néré tree)Parkinsonia aculeata (P. aculeata)Parrotia persica (Persian ironwood tree)Paulownia tomentosa (Empress tree)Persea americana (Avocado)Persea indica (P. indica)Petersianthus quadrialatus (P. quadrialatus)Peumus boldus (Boldo tree)Phellodendron amurense (Amur cork tree)Phellodendron chinense (P. chinense)Phellodendron japonicum (Cork tree)Philadelphus coronarius (Sweet mock-orange)Phillyrea angustifolia (P. angustifolia)Phillyrea latifolia (Mock privet)Phoenix acaulis (P. acaulis)Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm)Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm)Phoenix reclinata (P. reclinata)Phoenix roebelenii (P. roebelenii)Photinia davidiana (P. davidiana)Photinia nussia (P. nussia)Photinia serratifolia (Chinese photinia)Phyllostachys aureosulcata (P. aureosulcata)Phytolacca dioica (Ombú)Picconia excelsior (P. excelsior)Picea abies (Norway spruce)Picea asperata (Dragon spruce)Picea brachytyla (Sargent spruce)Picea breweriana (Brewer's weeping spruce)Picea engelmannii (Engelmann spruce)Picea glauca (White spruce)Picea jezoensis (Jezo spruce)Picea koyamai (P. koyamai)Picea likiangensis (Likiang spruce)Picea mariana (Black spruce)Picea omorika (Serbian spruce)Picea orientalis (Caucasian spruce)Picea pungens (Colorado blue spruce)Picea purpurea (P. purpurea)Picea rubens (Red spruce)Picea schrenkiana (P. schrenkiana)Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce)Picea smithiana (Morinda spruce)Picea spinulosa (Sikkim spruce)Picea torano (Tiger-tail spruce)Pinus aristata (Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine)Pinus armandii (Chinese white pine)Pinus ayacahuite (Ayacahuite pine)Pinus balfouriana (Foxtail pine)Pinus banksiana (Jack pine)Pinus brutia (Turkish pine)Pinus bungeana (Lacebark pine)Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine)Pinus caribaea (Caribbean pine)Pinus cembra (Swiss pine)Pinus contorta (Lodgepole pine)Pinus coulteri (Coulter pine)Pinus devoniana (Michoacan pine)Pinus edulis (Colorado pinyon)Pinus flexilis (Limber pine)Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine)Pinus hartwegii (Hartweg's pine)Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine)Pinus jeffreyi (Jeffrey pine)Pinus koraiensis (Korean pine)Pinus lambertiana (Sugar pine)Pinus longaeva (Bristlecone pine)Pinus montezumae (Montezuma pine)Pinus monticola (Western white pine)Pinus mugo (Mountain pine)Pinus muricata (Bishop pine)Pinus nigra (Black pine)Pinus occidentalis (Hispaniolan pine)Pinus oocarpa (Ocote pine)Pinus parviflora (Japanese white pine)Pinus patula (P. patula)Pinus peuce (Macedonian pine)Pinus pinaster (Maritime pine)Pinus pinea (Stone pine)Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)Pinus radiata (Monterey pine)Pinus reflexa (P. reflexa)Pinus resinosa (Red pine)Pinus rigida (Pitch pine)Pinus roxburghii (Chir pine)Pinus sabiniana (Ghost pine)Pinus sibirica (Siberian pine)Pinus sp. 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