Sorbus Domestica, Service Tree
The Service tree is native to western, central and southern Europe, north-west Africa and south-west Asia. Hardy to -23°C
Propagation is by seed, layering and air layering.
The wood is light in colour fine grained, very heavy and hard to split, it has been used traditionally to make the screws for wine presses, mallet heads and plane bodies.
One is in our orchard and will be heavily pruned to control its size but we plan to extend its offspring in to our hedge rows as specimen trees providing shade and forage for livestock.