Wild Service Tree - Sorbus torminalis.  Also known as Chequers, is of the family Rosaceae.  Related species are other Sorbus Species, and numerous hybrids with Sorbus aria.

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The Wild Service Tree

Wild Service Tree - Sorbus torminalis.  Also known as Chequers, is of the family Rosaceae.  Related species are other Sorbus Species, and numerous hybrids with Sorbus aria.

Wild Service Tree - Sorbus torminalis. Also known as Chequers, is of the family Rosaceae. Related species are other Sorbus Species, and numerous hybrids with Sorbus aria.
The Wild Service Tree is a medium deciduous tree with brown berries and is very rare, this is a very good indicator of an
ancient woodland.  Its height is about 26m and it is believed
to be long lived.

Its habitat is generally in clay and limestone, and is found

with Rowan, Cherry, and Oak.
It is propagated and grown from its seed.
The Wild Service Tree has a natural native distribution through out all of England.   It is also found in Europe, north Africa, Caucuses and the Middle East.


It is propagated and grown from its seed.

The Wild Service Tree’s timber is a yellowish hard wood.
As it is rare, the uses of wood are limited, but it is used for turnery and cabinet work.

The berries of the Wild Service Tree are edible and have been used to make an alcoholic beverage called chequers.


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