|Grid reference||ST 18694 78646|
|Common name||Red oak|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||23M February 2015|
|Girth||410cm February 2015|
This tree is close to the corner of the bowling green, near the bridge on the east side of the brook. It is thought to be part of the original planting of the park.
General tree description
Quercus rubra is a fast-growing tree, typically reaching about 25 metres tall in open ground, though much higher in forests in its native habitat. When mature it has a broad round-topped crown. It has large oblong-ovate leaves, 10 to 25 cm long, 10 to 15 cm broad, with seven to eleven lobes. They are dark green and smooth, turning red in autumn. The acorns ripen after two years and are egg-shaped, up to 2.5 cm long.