|Grid reference||ST 17408 77370|
|Common name||Black oak|
|Common name||Yellowbark oak|
|Common name||Quercitron oak|
|Missing old tag||454|
|Height||12M October 2017|
|Girth||96cm among branches, October 2017|
This tree is towards the centre of the Blackweir woodland south.
A typical leaf was about 30cm long.
General tree description
Quercus velutina is a large tree, up to around 30 metres tall, usually with a narrow rather than spreading shape. It has grey bark, closely square-cracked, and with the yellow-orange underbark (the source of quercitron dye) visible through the cracks. The leaves are large - often 30cm in tength - dark, glossy green above and pale below, thick and leathery, on yellow stalks. They have variable numbers of deep, angular lobes terminating in a bristle. The autumn colour is a rich glossy brown. The acorns are up to 2cm long, half enclosed in a deep, hairy cup.