Tree Guide

Our online Tree Guide is a hand reference tool that can be used to visually identify names and classification of trees that may be of concern.

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Tree Guide

Our online Tree Guide is a hand reference tool that can be used to visually identify names and classification of trees that may be of concern.

Tree Guide

Our online Tree Guide is a hand reference tool that can be used to visually identify names and classification of trees that may be of concern.

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Please take a look at our reference guide and acquaint yourself with the growth in your area. Here at Pro Climb we have a sound approach and a responsibility to keep the environment in its original state for years to come. Ireland has a lower number of native tree species than would be found in Britain and America due to the manner in which trees spread from mainland Europe after the last ice age. Scroll down the page to reveal Illustrations and facts about trees in your area and the world.

Elm Tree

The Elm tree, (genus Ulmus), one of about 18 species of forest and ornamental shade trees of the family Ulmaceae native primarily to North Temperate areas. Many are cultivated for their height and attractive foliage. Elm leaves are doubly toothed and often lopsided at the base. The petalless flowers appear before the leaves and are borne in clusters on jointed stems. The nutlike fruit, surrounded by a flat, sometimes hairy, winglike structure, is called a samara.

euciliptus Tree

There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia. One species, Eucalyptus deglupta, ranges as far north as the Philippines. Species of eucalyptus are cultivated widely in the tropical and temperate world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, China and the Indian Subcontinent, though most species do not tolerate frost.

Willow Tree

Willows, also called sallows, and osiers, form the genus Salix, around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Most species are known as willow, but some narrow-leaved shrub species are called osier, and some broader-leaved species are referred to as sallow. Some willows are low-growing or creeping shrubs; for example, the dwarf willow rarely exceeds 6 cm in height, though it spreads widely across the ground.

Spruce Tree

Spruce trees are coniferous evergreen trees found in the northern temperate and taiga regions. These trees are predominantly characterized by their exceptional height―with some species growing on to attain a height of 220 feet―whorled branches, and conical shape. Spruce trees have several uses; they are primarily used for making furniture and for interior decoration. Additionally, some varieties of spruce are used for making musical instruments and even used during as the tree of choice over the Christmas season.

Silver Birch Tree

There are two types of birch tree in Ireland, the downy and silver. The most usual of the two is the downy birch, which like silver birch is a delicate tree with thin branches and smaller leaves. The springtime flowers are catkins which stay on the tree and contain mature seed by autumn. Birch will grow in poor soils, but likes the sun. Downy birch can grow in the wet, but silver birch needs good drainage. Birch woods occur widely, especially on marginal soils by lakes edges, and on dried-out bogs. Birch is typically associated with the Sperrins, growing in peat at the edge of bogs, and light sand and gravel soils.

Redwood tree

The tallest known redwood tree stands at 379.1 feet, higher than London’s Big Ben Tower. In 1850 there were nearly 2 million acres of ancient coast redwood forests in California. Today less than 5 percent of those old-growth forests remain. As they get older, redwoods produce more wood, and better wood. Some redwoods grow to be at least 2,000 years old. Redwoods depend on fog for more than 30 percent of their water needs by absorbing it directly into their leaves and taking in the condensed fog that drips down to their roots.

Pine Tree

Pine trees are distinguished from all other trees by having uncovered seeds borne in pairs on the bracts of female cones and narrow leaves or needles are arranged in bundles of two to five and with a permanent or deciduous sheath at their bases. Such bundles of needles are called fascicles. There are usually two to five leaves per fascicle very rarely one, or six to eight. The individual needles in one fascicle, when viewed in cross section, are like pie-shaped segments which fit together form a complete circle. 

Pepper Tree

Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper , also known as American pepper, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pepper tree, peppercorn tree, Californian pepper tree, pirul and Peruvian mastic is an evergreen tree that grows to 15 meters (50 feet). It is native to the Peruvian Andes. The bright pink fruits of Schinus molle are often sold as “pink peppercorns” although S. molle is unrelated to true pepper (Piper nigrum). The tree is host to Bombycomorpha bifascia, known as the Pepper-tree moth.

Oak Tree

An Oak tree is the king of the forest. This deciduous tree grows very slowly but can live up to 300 years and can grow up to 40 meters tall. More than 600 species of oak trees exist in the world. Each type of oak has specific distinguishing factors, including leaves of different shapes, barks of various textures and leaves that produce different n colors during autumn. Oak is a type of deciduous tree that sheds all its leaves during the fall. In addition, oaks belong to the Beech tree family, also known scientifically as the Quercus or Lithocarpus family.

Maple Tree

Maple trees are beautiful, symmetrical, deciduous trees that are found throughout the United States and in Canada and Japan. They have been grown around the world on the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. It is maple trees that give us a breakfast necessity: the maple syrup for our pancakes and waffles. The trees’ leaves change into fabulous shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn.

Irish Ash Tree

Our Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is a broad, spreading, deciduous (sheds and renews leaves annually) tree growing at a fast rate to 25mtrs in height by 20mtrs spread. This rapid growth and the ability to re-sprout after being coppiced (cut down) made ash a valuable renewable tree to the early Irish. After cutting, the hard wood was allowed to rest and renew for about ten years before the farmer’s saw came tearing back for that inevitable second cut.

Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo or gingko (both pronounced ‘ginkou) also known as the ginkgo tree or the maiden hair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. The genus name Ginkgo is regarded as a misspelling of the Japanese gin kyo, “silver apricot”.

Aspen Tree

All of the aspens typically grow in large clonal colonies, derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers; new stems in the colony may appear at up to 30–40 m (98–131 ft) from the parent tree. Each individual tree can live for 40–150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived. In some cases, this is for thousands of years, sending up new trunks as the older trunks die off above ground. For this reason, it is considered to be an indicator of ancient woodlands.

Cheery Blossom

There are many varieties of cherry blossom and they all come under the botanical name ‘Prunus’.  Cherry blossoms are a deciduous tree that mainly flower in Spring and are known collectively as cherry blossoms since they all produce a similar type of flower. Not all cherry blossoms produce fruit, some have been cultivated for ornamental use only, so if you want your tree to produce cherries be sure and ask your local garden centre for the correct one

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