|Grid reference||ST 18733 78686|
|Common name||Holm oak|
|Common name||Holly oak|
|Common name||Evergreen oak|
|Identified by||Owen Johnson|
|Identified by||RHS Garden Wisley|
|Height||17M September 2017|
|Girth||281cm @ 0.3M September 2017|
This tree is the smaller of two oaks on the easterly border of the bowling green, close to the Tydraw Road railings. It is about 3M behind the bowling club sign. Its leaves are an unusual shape for a Quercus ilex, but other characteristics of the leaves are consistent with Q.ilex, a species noted for the variable shape of its leaves. Above 0.3M the trunk divies into two. No acorns were seen in 2017.
This tree believed to be evergreen.
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.