|Grid reference||ST 18635 80101|
|Common name||Holm oak|
|Common name||Holly oak|
|Common name||Evergreen oak|
|Height||22M August 2015|
|Girth||319cm @ 0.9M August 2015|
This tree is very close to the junction of Lake Road East and Wild Gardens Road.
General tree description
Quercus ilex is a large tree, up to 30 metres tall, with a rounded head, and generally dense and bushy. It has blackish, finely cracked bark. The evergreen leaves are leathery, dark glossy green above and greyish beneath. They are often narrowly oval but can be very variable in size and shape, and may or may not be toothed. There are golden catkins in spring / early summer, followed by small acorns (15 to 20mm), in felted cups.