Salford Tree Trail

Bark and leaves of a black poplar tree

The Environmental Sustainability Team and Peel Park Ranger have collaborated to create a tree trail for staff, students and the local community.

Salford Tree Trail logo

There are three routes which you can complete individually or altogether, which will take you to 25 trees across the University campus, Peel Park, David Lewis Playing Fields and The Meadow.

You can download the tree trail map or view it below; we encourage you to use this on your phone, but you can print it off if you need to.

The map shows the three routes and photos of the leaves from each of the 25 trees. You can find out information about all of the trees, including the What3Words location by following the links below. Please note, aspects of the yellow trail that takes you around David Lewis Playing Fields can get muddy – the solid yellow lines show alternative routes.

In collaboration with the Maker Space, and using Peel Park Heritage Lottery Funding, we have created signage for the trail - each tree has its own plaque with a QR code, which can be scanned to access information about each species.

If you have any feedback on the trail, please contact Jessica Britch, Peel Park Ranger.

tree trail map

Yellow trail

Click on the links below to find out about the trees you will discover on the Yellow Trail. This route takes you around David Lewis Playing Fields and along part of the River Irwell. As well as the seven trees on this trail, keep a look out for birds in the River Irwell. In 2020 and 2022 we worked with City of Trees to plant hundreds of tree whips on David Lewis Playing Fields; if you venture onto the field you may spot these!

Blue trail

The Blue Trail will help you discover parts of the University campus as well as Peel Park. Find out about the thirteen trees on the Blue Trail by clicking on the links below. Keep an eye out for the beautiful planting in Peel Park by the hawthorn and black poplar trees. When you complete the trail, you could pop into Salford Museum and Art Gallery for a hot drink and some food and discover their brilliant exhibitions.

red trail

The Red Trail will take you past the majestic hornbeam tree in Peel Park, across the River Irwell and around The Meadow, often called Crescent Meadows. This is a haven for wildlife and it’s always worth stopping at the pond to see what can be found. Click on the links below to find out more about the five trees on the Red Trail.