|Grid reference||ST 18631 78660|
|Common name||Kermes oak|
|Height||2.5M July 2018|
This tree is on the south west side of the brook and north west of the bridge.
General tree description
Quercus coccifera is a slow growing, dense evergreen shrub ususally 3 to 4 metres high, but sometimes a small tree up to 8 or 10 metres tall. Its bark is dull grey and often scaly when mature. The leaves are stiff and hard, 2 to 4cm long and broadly oval, oblong or ovate. They are prickly like a small-leaved holly, dark green above, paler below, and shiny and smooth on both sides. The acorns are up to 2.5cm long, more than half enclosed in a cup covered in spiny scales.