12 Trees in Autumn

A fun post, celebrating the beauty and variety of autumn leaves, and helping (I hope!) to distinguish between them.   This is by no means comprehensive, but I’ve included 12 of the commonest deciduous trees here in Scotland.

Photos copyright © Colin & Jo Woolf


  1. Beautiful pictures.

  2. shiningbearheart says:

    Beautiful! I have learned to love many of these trees, though I haven’t yet visited Scotland.We have a number of them here in the States, and I have seen others in Ireland and England. I was able to obtain 3 small rowan saplings this year and have planted one in the front yard, the other two are in pots to be planted in a week or two. There are white birches already living here on my new home in Ithaca, NY, and I have planted 2 small English hawthorns, and European elders. It is my plan to have hazel, beech, and as many of the 13 Druid trees as I can find. These photos are very inspiring!

    • What a wonderful plan! I love your choice of trees. They will give you some wonderful seasons of interest and colour. Really glad that these photos inspired you. I’m looking forward to getting out and admiring the colours this year – before the winds sweep them away!

  3. Gorgeous.

  4. I love looking at the leaves in the autumn in forested areas, but as for my own trees, I do not care to rake the leaves up!

  5. Lovely colours!

  6. Very nice display of that nice variety. I really liked seeing the ID’s!

  7. This is just what I need at the moment – I’m trying to identify the trees and plants in the garden and surrounding area, as I’ve only recently moved here! Thanks – smile

    • That’s really good! So glad you find it useful. I’ve enjoyed learning to identify trees myself, by their leaves, and I’m still learning! It’s good fun.

  8. Polite Scouser says:

    Jo I do love autumn especially the colours in a wood of many tree species, it’s just magic and the start for the spring.

  9. Great idea for a post, I enjoyed guessing the trees. 🙂 Lovely photos, too.

    • Thank you, Lorna, glad you enjoyed it! I enjoy trying to identify trees too, through all the seasons. Found what we think is a whitebeam the other day, by Loch Leven. Need to find out a bit more about them, I think!

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