Quercus robur at Roath Park Llandennis Gardens

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Quercus robur
March 2015

Quercus robur 1

Quercus robur
mid May 2015

Grid reference ST 18394 80614
Common name Common oak
Common name English oak
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Height 20M January 2015
Girth 314cm, February 2015
Age in 2015 Approx. 152 years[1]
Planted Approx.1863
Reference 51

This tree predates the laying out of the park.

Quercus robur bark

Quercus robur bark
March 2015

Quercus robur leaf

Quercus robur leaves
late August 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