|Grid reference||ST 18050 78467|
|Common name||Schoch oak|
|Origin||South East USA|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||12M November 2020|
|Girth||136cm November 2020|
This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery, roughly in the centre and 110M from Library Court on Fairoak Road, on a bearing of 310 degrees. It has very variable leaves. The unlobed leaves are up to 15cm long and 4cm wide.
A second tree of this type was planted a few yards to the west (ST 18011 78474), near a path junction. Both trees still retained green leaves in early February 2021.
By the end of August 2021 there were no acorns on the tree.
General tree description
Quercus x schochiana is a naturally occuring hybrid of the Pin oak and Willow oak (Q.palustris and Q. phellos). It is a medium sized rounded tree up to around 15 metres tall. The leaves are glossy green, often Willow-like in shape but with variable lobes and sometimes none. They may turn a bright yellow colour in autumn, or in a mild year stay green and remain on the tree into winter.