Shapes of Trees in Britain


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Ginkgo Larch Cypress, Swamp Pine, Corsican Pine, Scots Yew Cypress, Lawson Thuja Cedar, Lebanon Fir, Douglas Wellingtonia Spruce, Norway Fir, Silver

The trees displayed above are the main species introduced and the three (scots pine, yew and juniper) that are native to this country. Trees are always a fractal-like combination of symmetry and asymmetry. Try to guess each tree before the mouseover reveals its identity. Cut and paste the tree to choose and assist with drawing and painting.