Roots of 23 woody species are described anatomically. They are mostly from species uncommonly planted in the British Isles, and were unavailable at the time the Root Identification Manual of Trees and Shrubs (Cutler et al. 1987) was being written. They were collected from trees blown down in the stonn of October 1987, which uprooted over 15 million trees in the south and east of England. All but one (Tetracentron sinensis) are from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, or Wakehurst Place.