Scientific name: Corylus avellana
Origin: Native to the UK
Key identifying traits: Leaves are round to oval, doubly toothed, hairy and pointed at the tip. Has a smooth grey-brown bark.
In the wood: May be found in broadleaf woodland within the understory layer. A smaller tree growing up to 12m tall. Produces nuts that are fed upon by many woodland animal species.
Uses: Hazel is often coppiced producing long, straight stems, useful for making many woodland craft items, including fences and tool handles. Also often considered a magical tree, good for making wands!