|Grid reference||ST 18523 78812|
|Common name||Turkey oak|
|Origin||South Europe and Asia Minor|
|Height||20M November 2015|
|Girth||306cm March 2017|
This tree is on the northerly boundary of the Pleasure Garden.
General tree description
Quercus cerris is a large, fast growing tree, up to 40 metres tall. It has mauve-grey bark, roughly cracked into small squarish plates. Its leaves are 7 to 14cm long and 3 to 5cm wide, deep shiny green above, grey and slightly downy beneath. They are oval or oblong and slender, but variable in that the lobes may be deep or shallow. In spring there are non-showy, yellowish-green flowers, male catkins 5 to 10cm long and female flowers in small clusters. The acorns are 3 to 4cm long, in hairy cups.