Winter & early spring shrub & tree identification
Arranged:
1. Evergreen (Holly, Gorse, Wild Privet, Cherry-laurel, Box, Leylandii)

2. Thorny (Buckthorn, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Wild Pear lower growth, Barberry, brambles and roses)

3. Non-thorny with opposite buds (Ash, Horse Chestnut, Elder, Wayfaring-tree, Dogwood, Guelder Rose, Field Maple, Sycamore, Spindle)

4. Non-thorny alternate buds - single bud scales (Alder and willows)

5. Non-thorny opposite buds - multiple bud scales - buds long & narrow (Beech and Hornbeam)

6. Non-thorny opposite buds - multiple bud scales - buds not so long and narrow (the remainder)

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