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Retrieving a term tree for a specific vocabulary in Drupal 8 requires the vocabulary ID. I can find no function/method/service that will return the vocabulary entity given the machine name, in order to get the vocabulary ID.

How do I get a vocabulary ID from its machine name?

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vid is the vocabulary machine name, in Drupal 8. You just need to pass the the string you have to TermStorage::loadTree(), without changing it.

$terms = \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('taxonomy_term')->loadTree("myname");
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    That would certainly explain why I couldn't find one! Thanks, Clive!
    – JAyenGreen
    Mar 6, 2017 at 16:15

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