Quercus robur #1 at Roath Park Botanic Garden

Quercus robur 0

Quercus robur
January 2015

Quercus robur 1

Quercus robur
mid July 2015

Grid reference ST 18575 79006
Common name Common oak
Common name English oak
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Height 23M, January 2015
Girth 424cm, January 2015
Age in 2015 Approx. 237 years[1]
Planted Approx.1778
Reference 41

This tree is across the brook and slightly north of the conservatory.

Quercus robur bark2

Quercus robur bark
September 2015

Quercus robur bark3

Quercus robur bark
November 2017

Quercus robur leaf

Quercus robur leaf
mid July 2015

Quercus robur fruit

Quercus robur fruit
mid July 2015

Quercus robur fruit2

Quercus robur fruit
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