Tree and Shrub Identification

I am not very good with trees (and shrubs) and have struggled to identify them so this is documentation of what I have identified so far and what I still have outstanding to identify. I hope eventually this will be more complete of the trees I see. I started this in October so the trees I've started with have changed colour and lots have berries so I must check in the spring / summer for flowers and green leaves.


beginning of November 2018


Field Maple

this fresh green seedling I saw in Regent's Park November 2018

field maple seedling

I saw this small tree at Woodberry Down, London N4, November 2018

field maple


beginning of November 2018

I have a holly shrub in my front garden, sadly without berries, guess it's a male. This one is definitely tree proportions - and a female.


Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa bignonioides)

indian bean tree

indian bean tree

indian bean tree

indian bean tree

indian bean tree bark

Indian Horse Chestnut

November 2018

indian horse chestnut

this is the seed from one of those seedpods hanging on the tree

indian horse chestnut seed

London Plane (Platanus × acerifolia)

london plane tree

london plane tree

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

November 2018

maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba

close-up of the distinctively-shaped leaves on the tree

maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba leaves

close-up of some leaves that had fallen on the ground

Ginkgo biloba leaves  maidenhair tree

close-up of the bark

maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba trunk

Swedish Service-Tree (Sorbus x. hybrida ? )

October 2018

service tree


October 2018, possibly weeping willow (Salix babylonica), must take further photos

willow branches

close-up of the leaves

willow leaves

Yew (Taxus baccata)

November 2018 with lots of "berries" (actually immature cones: seed surrounded by a fleshy aril)


close-up showing a better view of the "berries"

yew immature pines with fleshy arils



this was quite near the Indian chestnut above

tree with red berries

this unknown tree is near the one above