Updated: February 20, 2023Published: October 17, 2022
Can I ask you a question? How come you are looking for Spanish tree names? If you are an Arborist or Botanist and want to add something to this article, please, reach out!
And if you are neither of those, and you are reading this, it means that people care to know about our tries, and I am thrilled to be of help!!!
After reading this article, you’ll know the scientific name, the Spanish name, the English name, and the family of 109 species of Spanish Native trees.
Before you head to the table, just a friendly reminder that we must take care of our green areas. They are not only good for the environment but also for your mental health! Take a moment to visit the closest park to you and notice how peaceful you feel surrounded by trees.
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Spanish Tree Names
According to World Data, 37% of land use in Spain is occupied by forests. Everywhere you go, you see trees, maybe in Galicia or Navarra more than in Madrid, but be sure you can get a green detox from time to time.
Within that 37% of forests, you will find 16 national parks that take your breath away. For example, the Doñana National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage since 1994, and the legend says it could have been the ancient city of Atlantis. In addition, in 2021, Spain signed the Ambition Declaration to 2025 to fight deforestation concerning agriculture.
As you may notice, we appreciate and care for our nature, so if you are curious about it, here is the complete list of our native Spanish trees!
Sensational fact: Spain’s national tree is the Evergreen Oak. This species grows all over the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It is also known as “carrasca”, “chaparra” or “chaparro”. Look at the picture above!
Spanish Tree Locations
Believe it or not, tracking down trees is not an easy job! There are so many native species that sometimes only a few can be found in a specific sector. In the table below, I have added the maps to the tree families that are easier to track and identify throughout the country.
Well, the table I shared with you has 109 native Spanish tree names. Yes, 109!!! I hope it came in handy for your curiosity or personal research. If you are interested in our flora and fauna, don’t hesitate to check out the links below or visit the “Spain Nature” category.
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Inigo Navarro is a seasoned travel writer with a deep understanding of Spain's cities, culture, people and language. Born and raised in Spain, he has spent years exploring the country and is currently one of the most-read Travel Bloggers about Spain. Inigo is also an experienced digital marketer, a father to 4 beautiful children and a huge Real Madrid Fan. ¡Hala Madrid!
On a bus today ( June 13, 2023) from Alcegeras to Seville, I saw beautiful trees with high, thick, canopies. And all seemed to grow in a shape suggesting all had been perfectly trimmed. Is it this Evergreen Oak?
Hi Richard! It's nice to hear from you!
Based on your description, the tree you saw might be an Olive Tree which falls in the family of Evergreen Trees.
Olive trees have a rounded, bushy crowns and can reach considerable heights, often with thick trunks and gnarled branches. They are a significant agricultural crop in Andalusia, and their canopies are often pruned and shaped for optimal olive production.
While other trees with high, thick canopies exist in the region, olive trees best match your description.
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with :)
Have a nice day!
June 14, 2023
Thank you so much. I just could not imagine so many trees being so well trimmed at a significant height. I thought they must have grown that way naturally. Gracias.
May 4, 2023
Great list thank you
Could you identify this tree? I don’t think it is on your list-
Dark green, serrated edge leaves similar to beech but with a silver underside. Silver smooth bark similar to birch. Approximately 12-15feet
Hello Christine! Thank you for your comment and your interest in Spanish trees! We appreciate your support for our blog. :)
While we aren't experts in the specific type of tree you described, we would love to connect you with one of the experts on our team who might help you! If you don't mind, could you send us the picture through email? (hello at sensationalspain.com)
Thank you again for your comment, and have a nice day!
According to your description and the picture, it seems like this tree is a Quercus suber, commonly called the cork oak, a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree in the Quercus sect.
I Hope it helps! Thank you for your interest in Sensational Spain.
All the best!
May 25, 2023
Oh that’s really helpful thank you
May 25, 2023
Oh that’s really helpful thank you
April 28, 2023
Great list, this is incredibly helpful! Thank you very much, Inigo.