6500 BC. The glaciers melt, the sea rises and Britain becomes an island. Elm, Oak, Lime and Alder trees arrive (7000 BC) and Beech (rare).

The following web site is recommended:

Tree List at:

Native Tree List  (This is not correct either)

Recent Reports

Trees (Adur District)

30 November 2005

Elm Trees in Rosslyn Avenue, Shoreham

18 November 2004
Venue: Marlipins Museum
           High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Time:12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Speaker: Jon Stokes
(Tree Council

  Tree Warden Scheme (Link)
  Adur Leaves and Trees
  Adur Council Tree Page

If Tree Wardens or Local Authorities are to conserve and improve the community's stock of trees, they need to know as much as possible about its present state. Often the first task Tree Wardens undertake is to collate all the existing recorded information about the trees. Where this information is not available, Tree Wardens have been under- taking surveys to discover as much as possible about the location, species, age and condition of the woodland and the non-woodland trees in their area.

3 October 2005
A colourful Jay flew out of the taller trees at the top of Buckingham Park and flew over a large expanse of grass (over a football pitch) in the direction of the copse and twitten to Ravensbourne Avenue.

Trees in Buckingham Park


18 September 2005
At least two Rooks were positively seen on a roof top in The Drive, Shoreham, and they visited the Rookery of earlier in the year.

Cypress at Southlands Hospital (Eastern Entrance)

25 April 2005
I made the trek in very muddy conditions after the overnight rain (15 mm) from Mash Barn Lane to the Railway Crossing and to New Monks Farm. There were numerous (20+) adult elms and saplings in the tree corridor from the Horse Paddock to the Farm Houses. However, there was very little flying insect life observed amongst the damp foliage. The species of elm is still under enquiry. There may be two species or a hybrid species. It appears that the Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra, is the most prevalent.
Young Elm Row of trees (including Hawthorn and Elm) and path through New Monks Farm
Elm Leaves
Slightly out of focus in the foreground, it appears it is a mature Elm in the background

Elms,  and other trees (centre)
British Trees (Old Site Index)


9 February 2004
The South Downs Conservation Board conservation workers (including Andy Gattiker and Jenny) were chopping down pine trees in the Mill Hill copse to clear a glade and to allow native trees to grow. The new glade will be immediately behind the entrance as the new trail enters the copse (as shown in the photographs further down this page).
Italian Alder
Italian Alder

Native Trees
Managed Yew in Shoreham graveyard