5 Common Tree Species in Dover, Kent

There are many tree species throughout Dover, Kent. Check out the 5 species we most frequently provide tree surgery services on.

There are many varieties of tree species that can be found in and around Dover, Kent. Such species are often easy to identify due to their appearance, distinguishing features or frequency/prevalence in the area.

The first common tree species found in Dover is the Horse Chestnut Tree, which typically grows up to 30m tall. It has smooth bark that can look green or grey-green and dark brown husks covering its fruit case, containing up to four shiny brown chestnut-like seeds. They are particularly prevalent in the parkland of Old Park Hill Nature Reserve, as well as along roads stretching out of Dover town centre.

Another common species found in Dover is the English Yew, which typically grows up to 20m tall (but can grow up to 40m tall). The bark is dark brown and furrowed, with green leaves that are often shiny on top, but matte beneath due to an indumentum.

The Beech tree is another common species found in Dover. They grow at a medium rate of speed, can reach up 20m tall and have smooth bark that looks grey when young, but becomes darker as the tree grows older. Its leaves are dark green, have five lobes and usually fall off before winter begins. They are often found in open spaces with plenty of light, including the Castle Woodland Nature Reserve.

The fourth common tree species found in Dover is the Norway Maple, which typically grows up to 20m tall (but can grow up to 30m tall). The bark of this tree is usually a dark grey and there are no glands on its leaves. It is most prevalent in Bigbury Camp, but can also be found around the town.

The Lime Tree is another common species found in Dover, growing up to 30m tall with smooth bark that has a greenish-grey appearance. Leaves are usually dark green and around ten cm (four inches) in length, with a broad five-lobed end that is rounded or heart-shaped at the base. They can be found planted in Old Park Hill Nature Reserve and along roads between Dover and Folkestone.

The final common tree species found in Dover is the English Oak, which typically grows up to 30m tall (but can grow up to 50m tall). The bark of this tree is grey-brown and fissured, with large branches. It has acorns in autumn, but they are often hard to see due to the dense canopy. They are most prevalent in Old Park Hill Nature Reserve.

There are many great resources that you can learn more about the tree species we have mentioned such as leaf-id.com and treeguide.co.uk.

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