Quercus robur at Cathays Cemetery

Quercus robur 0

Quercus robur
mid April 2021

Quercus robur 1

Quercus robur
late May 2021

Quercus robur 2

Quercus robur
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18123 78416
Common name Common oak
Common name English oak
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Tag Green 02438
Map section V
Height 12.5M April 2021
Girth 281cm April 2021
Age in 2021 Approx. 132 years[1]
Planted Approx.1889
Reference 469

This tree is against the Fairoak Road railings opposite the building named Library Court.

Quercus robur bark

Quercus robur bark
early April 2021

Quercus robur leaf1

Quercus robur leaves & acorn
late August 2021

General tree description

Quercus robur is a large deciduous tree with a wide spreading crown. In maturity it can reach a height of 20 to 40 metres, and a girth of over 4 metres, exceptionally 12 metres. It has a long lifespan and commonly lives to several hundred years old. There are examples of Quercus robur reaching ages of more than a thousand years. The leaves are around 10cm long with 4-5 deep lobes with smooth edges, and they have very short stalks. Flowering occurs in mid spring, and the fruits, in the form of acorns, ripen in autumn. They come singly or in groups of up to three in cups on a slender stalk.

Sources of Information

  1. Estimating the Age of Large and Veteran Trees in Britain