|Grid reference||ST 17440 77380|
|Common name||Laurel oak|
|Common name||Diamond-leaf oak|
|Alternative name||Quercus obtusa|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Missing old tag||400|
|Height||8.5M November 2020|
|Girth||155cm @ 0.3M November 2020|
This tree is towards the centre of the Blackweir woodland south.
General tree description
Quercus laurifolia is thought to be natural hybrid of Water oak (Q. nigra) and Willow oak (Q. phellos). It is a semi evergreen, medium-sized tree reaching 18 to 24 metres in height, with a dense, rounded shape. Its bark is dark brown and smooth at first, becoming fissured later. The leaves are glossy green, almost hairless and very variable in shape and size - up to 13cm long and 4.5cm broad. They may be Willow-like (oblong-lanceolate), or broader with a rounded tip and asymmetric lobes. Fruits are acorns 2.5cm long, which ripen in their second year.