Belongs to: trees

Pedunculate oak Quercus robur

Best time to see: all year

Key facts

A spreading tree, growing to a great size (up to 45m) and age (500 years or more), with rugged grey-brown bark

Heavily lobed leaves are unstalked; acorns are attached to long stalks

Supports a very large number and variety of insects, in turn providing food for many birds and other creatures

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  • seed & galls

Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Steve Prewer