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Whiteknights Park has a very large and diverse collection of trees, both native and exotic. We are very grateful to the university and its grounds staff for maintaining such an exceptional place. This website is a virtual arboretum of Whiteknights Park. It exhibits most species present, for the sake of interest, education and beauty. The website currently includes 216 kinds of tree (identified as species, subspecies or variety), shown by 570 individual trees and 5629 photographs. Please write to j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk if you can identify any of these unidentified trees. Images © Jonathan Gregory, Benoît Vannière and Alastair Culham 2018-2022
In the gallery and the list, the Latin name of each species is a link to a page of photos for that species. The species page includes photos of individual trees, information about their location, and close-up photos of bark, leaves, etc. Many of the species pages are more than a screenful, and are shown one screenful at a time. You can step forwards to the next screenful with and backwards to the previous screenful with .
There are three views of each species: in columns, in rows, and the campus map locating trees of the species. From any of these views, you can go to the gallery with , the list with , the campus map for all species with , and this (About) page with . The column view of a species has rows for individual trees on the left of the screen (one photo in each season for deciduous trees), photos of bark in the central column, and close-ups on the right of the screen. In the row view, all the photos of each individual tree are shown in a row (many trees have more than one photo per season), with the bark and close-ups in rows after the tree rows.
In the gallery and species pages, each small photo is a link to a page showing a larger version of the same photo. On the species pages and on photo pages, you can step forwards to the next species or photo with , and backwards to the previous one with . From photo pages, you can return to the species page with . From each photo page, you can view the full-size image with i.e. at the camera's resolution, and return to the photo page with .
|Gallery of trees, by John3, no restrictions
|List, by Icon Paradise, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
|Map marker, by Yury Volkau, no restrictions
|Calendar, by Dave Gandy and Font Awesome, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence
|Information symbol, by IconPacks, no restrictions
|Exit, by Font Awesome, no restrictions
|Tree from above, by Setreset, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence
|Close cross, by Jack Davies, no restrictions
|Black circle plus, by Nick Bright, for personal use
|Deadend, by Denis Klyuchnikov, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States licence
|Full Size, by Ersin from Noun Project, CC-BY licence
|Google Maps logo, no restrictions
|Wikipedia W logo, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license
|Added full-size images.
|Improved navigation and map pages.
|Tree of the day page.
|Option to show the species list in family order.
|Option to show the gallery in order of plant family.
|Website announced on Whiteknights biodiversity blog.