Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


European White Elm

Ulmus laevis

European White Elm TreeEuropean White Elm Leaves


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Common Name

European White Elm

Scientific Name

Ulmus laevis




A large fast growing tree with an open, ascending, broad-oval crown which will eventually become round. Does not seem to host the elm bark beetle so is less susceptible to Dutch elm disease. Tolerant of damp or dry conditions and an exposed location. It can withstand some flooding.

Max Height: 40 metres

Soil: Not fussy

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Find This Tree In The Arboretum 


Tree Numbers: 13,  14,  54,  55