|Grid reference||ST 16181 77091|
|Common name||Turkey oak|
|Origin||South Europe and Asia Minor|
|Height||20M October 2015|
|Girth||354cm over a burr October 2015|
This tree is on the upper park, beside the path and between the two sets of steps leading to the lower park.
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.