|Grid reference||ST 15045 80404|
|Common name||Red oak|
|Origin||East North America|
|Status||King George VI coronation tree|
|Height||21M June 2019|
|Girth||397cm June 2019|
†This tree has not yet been completely identified but it is currently believed to be a Quercus rubra.
This tree is behind the Library on the north side of the path which leads between Velindre Road and Park Road.
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.