The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Henry's Lime Tilia henryana

 Henry's Lime

 A rare Chinese tree growing up to 20m with distinctive spine-tipped leaves and flowers in bunches of up to 20 which appear in the autumn. It was discovered in China in 1888 by Augustine Henry and introduced in the west in 1901 by Ernest Wilson.

Location: there are two trees at Keele - by the bus stop near the Students' Union Building. Square N7; compartment 47A, tags 1068, 1070.