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!

Sorbus  'Joseph Rock'

Sorbus Joseph Rock


A popular street tree whose red autumn foliage contrasts with the lemon-coloured fruits. Very popular with birds like Mistle Thrush and, if you are lucky, Waxwing.

Location : one by side of Lake 1; tag 1021; compartment 21B, Square O11. Planted 04/03/2010. A donation from Philip Davies.