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!

Himalayan Birch Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Himalayan Birch A native of the Himalayas to western China. It is planted for its attractive bark and is increasingly used in town parks, streets and gardens. It can grow to 20m with a spread of 5m.

Location : found in a number of areas on campus; there is a row between the Hornbeam Building and Walter Moberly Hall.