Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum
A tall, broad tree of woodlands, roadsides and parks, the introduced horse chestnut is familiar to many of us the 'conker' producing tree - its shiny, brown seeds appearing in their spiny cases in autumn.
StatsHeight: up to 40m
Introduced, but naturalised species. Listed as near threatened on the global IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.