This tree appears in woodlands and as individuals in hedgerows. It has quite small leaves. It prefers a clay type soil and can reach 25 meters tall. In the autumn the leaves turn to an attractive yellowish. Our young woodland trees seem to have a mass of branches and some seasons produce an amazing amount of seed keys. I am not aware of a particular use for the timber however when planted along hedgerows it must give excellent protection from adverse weather conditions for stock and crops.