Quercus robur #2 at Heath Park

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Quercus robur
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 17547 79785
Common name Common oak
Common name English oak
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Height 21M August 2015
Girth 383cm August 2015
Age in 2015 Approx. 202 years[1]
Planted Approx.1813
Reference 281

This tree is approximately 350 metres west of the tennis courts.

Quercus robur bark

Quercus robur bark
August 2015

Quercus robur foliage

Quercus robur foliage
early September 2015

Quercus robur fruit

Quercus robur acorn
mid August 2015

Quercus robur fruit2

Quercus robur acorn
early September 2015

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