Quercus cerris at Thompson's Park

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Quercus cerris
mid October 2015

Grid reference ST 16181 77091
Common name Turkey oak
Origin South Europe and Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Height 20M October 2015
Girth 354cm over a burr October 2015
Reference 319

This tree is on the upper park, beside the path and between the two sets of steps leading to the lower park.

Quercus cerris bark

Quercus cerris bark
October 2015

Quercus cerris leaf

Quercus cerris leaves
mid October 2015

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Quercus cerris leaves
mid May 2016

Quercus cerris acorn

Quercus cerris new acorns
mid July 2016

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.