A national tree for Scotland

Autumn in Glen Nevis

From the Atlantic oakwoods on the west coast, to the Caledonian pinewoods of the Highlands, to our Forest Parks, woodlands are magical places to go for a walk in Scotland, especially as autumn arrives. 

So should Scotland have a national tree? And if so, what would it be? The Rowan with its bright berries, the silvery Birch, the gnarled and ancient Scots Pine or the fluttering Aspen? 

The Scottish Government wants to know whether Scotland should have a national tree and what it should be. It's a difficult choice but the consultation highlights just how lucky we are to have such a wealth of wonderful trees in Scotland.

If you'd like to give your views on Scotland’s national tree, fill in the online survey on the Forestry Commission Scotland website.  It'll only take a few minutes and you don't have to live in Scotland to get involved.