|Grid reference||ST 14833 76443|
|Common name||Algerian oak|
|Common name||Mirbeck's oak|
|Origin||North Africa and Iberia|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2016|
|Height||17M February 2016|
|Girth||249cm February 2016|
This tree is at the north east corner of Trelai Park. It is close to the path that passes the children's playground and bowling green.
General tree description
Quercus canariensis is a medium to large tree, up to around 30 metres tall, with a dense, rounded head when mature. It has dark purplish-grey bark, deeply fissured with small square plates. Its leaves are large - up to 18cm long - oval or obovate, dark shining green above, but paler, slightly glaucous, below. They are shallowly lobed, with eight to fourteen pairs of small regular lobes, and remain on the tree through winter. Flowers appear in April and May. The male flowers are catkins, and the (inconspicuous) female flowers when fertilised develop into acorns. These are 2.5cm long, in downy cups.