In this quick guide we introduce the beautiful rowan tree, reveal what makes it so popular in London, and give advice on how to get professional rowan tree surgery.

Sorbus aucuparia, also known as the Mountain Ash or Rowan Tree, is a much-loved tree species found all over the British Isles. Long thought to provide protection against witches, it is now valued for its berries which are both food for birds and for a bitter preserve perfect with cold meat and pâtés. The lacy flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other insects, while the berries are a rich source of autumn sustenance for blackbirds, mistle thrushes, redstarts, redwings, song thrushes, fieldfares and waxwings.

A rowan tree

A rowan tree


Rowan Trees in London

The rowan tree grows to a maximum of fifteen metres in height making it ideal for more substantial London gardens, such as those in the outskirts of the city such as Wimbledon or Kingston. For the smaller garden, such as those in the inner city of London like Clapham and Chelsea a rowan tree, while tall has a fairly light and airy canopy which will not cause dense shade and may be a valuable feature in the garden. Your tree surgery team will be happy to advise you on the siting and planting of this or any other tree and of course will provide ongoing maintenance as necessary.

Rowan Tree Surgery for South West London

If you have a rowan tree in your South West London garden and have any concerns about it, or if you would like to have one, or get one expertly planted, our tree surgeons would be delighted to offer free, expert advice – just click above to give us a call and we would be happy to hear from you.

Written by

Toby Douglas is the founder of Take A Bough Tree Care. After university in Aberystwyth, Toby made the decision to study Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, in Surrey. In 2001 he successfully completed a National Certificate in Horticulture, and a National Diploma in Arboriculture, then worked for two years subcontracting to large and respected companies in order to gain the practical experience to compete successfully for both private and corporate contacts once Take a Bough Tree Care was launched

"Toby is a very polite and well mannered man and his work and work ethic were very good and I was very happy with the work carried out. In addition to this his quote was very competitive which was pleasing as well!"

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