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Tree Name Translator: English/French/Latin (Botanical)

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http://www.woodworking.co.uk/Technical/Trees/trees.html

When reading around the subject of woodwork, it is often that you will find references to
trees or timbers in languages other than English, or using the Latin, or botanical, names.
The following table gives the equivalent names for many of our common European trees
and timbers used in woodworking. Apologies to our US friends, but maybe that will follow
if someone cares to provide the data.
If you spot any errors or can expand or improve the list, please let me know by e-mail.
English

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French

German

Dutch

Botanical/Latin

Robinier (faux acacia)


Aune glutineux/Verne/Vergne
Aune blanc/Aune de montagne
Pommier
Frne commun/Grand frne
Peuplier tremble/Tremble

Akazie (Robinie)
Schwarze Erlen / Rote Erle
Grau Erlen
Apfel
Esche
Espen

Valse acacia
Grauwe els
Witte of grijze els
Sierappel
Gewone es
Tril- of ratelpopulier

Robinia Pseudoacacia
Alnus glutinosa
Alnus incana
Malus
Fraxinus excelsior
Populus tremula

Laurier d'Apollon/Laurier-sauce
Htre/Fayard/Fouteau
Bouleau pubescent
Bouleau d'Europe
Epine noir/Prunellier
Buis

Lorbeer
Buche
Moor Birke
Silber Birke
Schlehdorn/Schwarzdorn
Buchsbaum

Groenblijvende laurier
Beuk
Zachte berk
Ruwe, witte, gewone berk
Sleedoorn of zwarte doorn
Gewone palm

Laurus nobilis
Fagus sylvatica
Betula pubescens
Betula pendula
Prunus spinosa
Buxux sempevirens

Cdre du Liban
Cerisier
Chtaignier
Pommier sauvage/paradis
Cyprs de Lawson

Zeder
Kirsche
Kastanie
Holzapfel
Zypresse

Libanonceder
Amerikaanse, late, tros- of vogelkers
Tamme kastanje
Appel
Dwerg- of schijncipres

Cedrus libani
Prunus serotina
Castanea sativa
Malus sylvestris
Chamaecyparis lawsonia

Sureau noir/Susier
Orme Hollandais
Orme d'Angleterre/champtre
Orme blanc/de montagne

Holunder
Hollndische Ulme
Englische Ulme
Flatter Ulme
Berg Ulme / Weirster Ulme

Gewone vlier
Hollandse bastaardiep
Engelse veldiep
n/a
Iep

Sambucus nigra
Ulmus x hollandica
Ulmus procera
Ulmus laevis
Ulmus glabra

Douglas vert/Sapin de l'Oregon


Merisier/Merisier des oiseaux

Tanne
Skirsche / Vogelkirsche

Douglasspar
Zoete kers

Pseudotsuga menziessi
Prunus avium

Epine blanche/Aubpine un style


Aubpine/ Aubpine deux styles
Coudrier/Noisetier
Houx commun
Charme/Faux Bouleau
Marronnier d'Inde

Eingriffliger Weidorn
Gemeiner Weidorn
Haselnu
Stechpalme
Hainbuche
Rokastanie

Eenstijlige meidoorn
Tweestijlige meidoorn
Gewone hazelnoot
Gewone, scherpe hulst
Gewone haagbeuk
Witte paardekastanje

Crataegus monogyna
Crataegus laevigata
Corylus avellana
Ilex aquifolium
Carpinus betulus
Aesculus hippocastanum

Aubour (faux bnier)


Mlze d'Europe/commun
Tilleul de Hollande
Tilleul grandes feuilles
Tilleul petites feuilles

Goldregen
Lrche
Hollndische Linde
Sommer Linde
Winter Linde / Stein Linde

Europese lork
Hollandse linde
Grootbladige of zomerlinde
Kleinbladige, winter of steenlinde

Laburnum anagyroides
Larix decidua
Tilia x europea
Tilia platyphyllos
Tilia cordata

Acajou
Erable Chaptre
Nflier commun

Mahogani
Ahorn
Mispel

Spaanse aak of veldesdoorn


Mispel

Swietenia macrophylla
Acer campestre
Mespilus germanica

Chne glands sessiles/Rouvre


Chne pedoncul
Chne vert/Yeuse

Winter Eiche / Trauben Eiche


Sommer Eiche
Steineiche

Wintereik
Zomereik
Steeneik

Quercus petraea
Quercus robur
Quercus ilex

Poirier commun
Pin dur
Pin sylvestre
Platane commun/ feuille d'rable
Prunier
Peuplier d'Italie
Peuplier d'Holland/blanc/Ypreau

Birnbaum
Kiefer
Fhrer
Platane
Pflaume
Schwarze Pappel
Wei Pappel

Gewone of tuinpeer
Doornden
Grove den
Plataan
Pruim of kers
Italiaanse populier
Witte abeel

Pyrus communis
Pinus rigida
Pinus sylvestris
Platanus acerifolia
Prunus
Populus nigra 'Italica'
Populus alba

Sorbier des oiseaux (des oiseleurs)


Epica commun/Sapin rouge
Sycomore/Faux platane

Eberesche
Fichte/Rottanne
Bergahorn

Gewone of wilde lijsterbes


Gewone spar
Gewone esdoorn

Sorbus aucuparia
Picea abies
Acer pseudoplatanus

Noyer noir
Noyer commun
Alisier blanc/Alouchier
Alisier torminal
Saule cassant
Saule marsault

Schwarznu
Walnu
Echte Mehlbeere
Elsbeere
Bruch Weide / Knackweide
Ktzchenweide

Zwarte ofwel Amerikaanse noot


Walnoot, okkernoot of gewone noot
Meelbes
Lijsterbes
Knak- of breekwilg
Waterwilg

Juglans nigra
Juglans regia
Sorbus aria
Sorbus torminalis
Salis fragilis
Salix caprea

A
Acacia (Robinia)
Alder, Common/Black
Alder, Grey/European
Apple
Ash, Common/European
Aspen, European

B
Bay/Laurel
Beech, Common/European
Birch, Downy
Birch, Silver/European white
Blackthorn/Sloe
Box

C
Cedar of Lebanon
Cherry
Chestnut, Sweet/Spanish
Crab Apple/Wild Crab
Cypress, Lawson

E
Elder
Elm, Dutch
Elm, English
Elm, European white/Fluttering
Elm, Wych/Scotch

F, G
Fir, Douglas
Gean/Wild cherry/Mazzard

H
Hawthorn, Common
Hawthorn, Midland/English/May
Hazel, Common/Cobnut
Holly, Common/English
Hornbeam, European/Common
Horse Chestnut, Common

L
Laburnum
Larch, European/Common
Lime, Common/Linden
Lime, Large-leaved
Lime, Small-leaved

M
Mahogany
Maple, Field/Hedge
Medlar

O
Oak, Sessile/Durmast
Oak, English/Pedunculate
Oak, Holm/Holly

P
Pear, Common
Pine, pitch, northern
Pine, Scots
Plane, London
Plum
Poplar, Lombardy
Poplar, White/ Abele

R, S
Rowan, Mountain Ash (Euro)
Spruce, Norway
Sycamore

W
Walnut, Black
Walnut, English/Persian
Whitebeam
Wild Service Tree
Willow, Crack/Brittle
Willow, Goat/Pussy

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Tree Name Translator: English/French/Latin (Botanical)

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Willow, White

http://www.woodworking.co.uk/Technical/Trees/trees.html

Saule argent/blanc

Silber Weide / Wei Weide

Gewone wilg

Salix alba

If commun

Eibe

Venijnboom

Taxus baccata

Y
Yew, Common or English

My thanks to Ralf Konrad, Wolfgang Portratz and Kaj Andersen for their assistance with the German translations, to Jacques
Joly and Francis Wild for help with the French and to Truus Beisterveld of the Dutch Woodturner's Association for his
provision of the Dutch translations (and for spotting the typos in my Latin)
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