|Grid reference||ST 17714 76832|
|Common name||Coast live oak|
|Common name||Californian live oak|
|Origin||California & N.W. Mexico|
|Missing old tag||114|
|Height||10M January 2018|
|Girth||168cm @ 0.2M January 2018|
This tree is in Old Mans Wood, east of the Summerhouse Cafe.
General tree description
Quercus agrifolia is a small to medium-sized tree, up to around 17 metres tall in Great Britain, with a bushy shape and a rounded crown. It has dark grey or black bark that becomes rough and fissured with age. The leaves are 2.5 to 5cm long, oval or rounded in shape, hard and often convex, with spiny teeth. They are shiny green above, mid-green and smooth underneath except for hairy tufts in the vein joints. The acorns are cone shaped and 2.5cm long, with the lower third enclosed in the cup.