|Grid reference||ST 14782 78893|
|Common name||Red oak|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||19M September 2015|
|Girth||177cm September 2015|
THis tree is a few metres south west of the southerly playground.
General tree description
Quercus rubra is a fast-growing tree, typically reaching about 25 metres tall in open ground, though much higher in forests in its native habitat. When mature it has a broad round-topped crown. It has large oblong-ovate leaves, 10 to 25 cm long, 10 to 15 cm broad, with seven to eleven lobes. They are dark green and smooth, turning red in autumn. The acorns ripen after two years and are egg-shaped, up to 2.5 cm long.