I never knew that & Box Hills trees

Look up into the canopy for a different view of Box Hill's trees © Sarah Russell

Look up into the canopy for a different view of Box Hill's trees

Did you know? ...

  • Trees are the largest, heaviest things that have ever live
  • Trees have dominated many terrestrial (land) habitats for the past 300 million years
  • An individual tree can live for more than 1,000 years; some trees on Box Hill are more than 600 years old
  • When the branch of a yew tree touches the ground it can root and grow into a new yew tree
  • The seeds of Box trees are planted by woodland ants
  • Hawthorns have lots of other names, including quickthorn and ‘May’, because they always flower in the month of May
  • More species of insects feed on the Oak tree than any other English tree
  • Holly trees are either male or female, only female trees have red berries
  • Gin is made from Juniper berries; you can see Juniper trees growing outside the servery
  • Despite the Box tree giving Box Hill its name, Beech trees are actually the most common tree growing here