Native to Northern Europe, this tree was first introduced into Britain in the 17th Century. It can often be found as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens and also as a street tree, mainly due to it's tolerance of compacted soils, shade and pollution.
- Look out for the domed crown and smooth, grey and sometimes rigid bark. Before the leaves, yellowish/green flowers appear in clusters of 30-40.
- Leaves are bright green and smooth with 5 rigid lobes (sometimes an additional 2 at the bottom), very similar to the field maple and sycamore