Signature Trees at Westonbirt Arboretum
The trees that give Westonbirt Arboretum its unique character!
They are trees that, over time or by selection, have come to perform a particular role in Westonbirt’s landscape, owing to their size, location or number within the collection.
The signature species include both native and exotics, with a range of different forms and sizes. Some of our favourites include:
Incense cedars (Calocedrus decurrens), one of the most striking of exotics. Native to Oregon and California, they have been predominantly planted in groups. Examples can be seen just off Waste Drive and along Palmer Ride in Silk Wood. The group on Holford Ride is regarded as one of the finest groups in Britain.
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is one of three native conifers. Savill Glade has some fantastic examples which are some of the oldest trees in the Old Arboretum.