Annual Tree Information

This is an indicative list of what trees maybe in flower or bearing fruits throughout the year. It is not an exhaustive list, but an informative listing to encourage readers to explore further, and I suggest the Collins Book of British trees as a starting place.

AUGUST

The season of full fruit picking, with berry fruits, strawberries, raspberries etc, then the last of the cherries, and gooseberries, followed by apples and the fruits of the plum family and, pears too, as the winter larder starts to fill.

Bramble (blackberries) are now in full season and there as food for free too.

The list of trees is the same as May.

Common Alder

Hornbeam*

Blackthorn*

Apple*

Dogwood*

Ash

Sorbus*

Sycamore*

Pear*

Willow*

Larch

Hawthorne*

Bullace*

Plum*

Cherry*

Oak

Whitehorn*

Crab Apple*

Lime*

From the sharp observation of last month concerning, hazel nuts, beech nuts, almond nuts and chestnuts, some are now ready for harvest, and others will follow in September.

The seeds of the sycamore, hornbeam, ash, larch, London plane and oak are all showing well too at this stage, plus the first hawthorn fruits, holly, yew, dog wood, acorns, ivy berries, lime seeds too. The bushes of the blackthorn will be full of sloes, time for sloe wine and gin making.