|Grid reference||ST 17698 76947|
|Common name||Turkey oak|
|Origin||South Europe and Asia Minor|
|Height||29M February 2017|
|Girth||311cm February 2017|
The old summer house used to be beside this tree, until it was removed in 1988.
General tree description
Quercus cerris is a large, fast growing tree, up to 40 metres tall. It has mauve-grey bark, roughly cracked into small squarish plates. Its leaves are 7 to 14cm long and 3 to 5cm wide, deep shiny green above, grey and slightly downy beneath. They are oval or oblong and slender, but variable in that the lobes may be deep or shallow. In spring there are non-showy, yellowish-green flowers, male catkins 5 to 10cm long and female flowers in small clusters. The acorns are 3 to 4cm long, in hairy cups.