The Great British Trees were 50 trees selected by The Tree Council in 2002 to spotlight trees in the United Kingdom in honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.[1]

Ketts oak, Hethersett


Tolpuddle Martyrs Tree

Western England

South West

Southern England

Wellingtonias were named in honour of the first Duke of Wellington, having been introduced to this country in 1853, a year after his death. The parent tree here was planted in 1857 by the second Duchess.

London and the Home Counties

Great Oak in Panshanger Park

Eastern England

Newton's Apple Tree, Woolsthorpe Manor

The Midlands

Northern England

Holker Lime

Northern Ireland


Capon Tree plaque
Arbutus Tree


See also


  1. ^ "Fifty Great Trees for Fifty Great Years". The Tree Council. Archived from the original on 6 January 2003. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Sweet chestnut 'The Seven Sisters Chestnut' in Viceroy's Wood in Penshurst". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ Bevan-Jones, Robert (2004). The ancient yew: a history of Taxus baccata. Bollington: Windgather Press. ISBN 0-9545575-3-0.