English oakQuercus Robur
English Oak - Quercus robur is a classic national emblem.
Quercus robur is commonly seen throughout British woodlands, parks and gardens and is native to Europe and parts of Northern Africa. It is a large, deciduous tree with a broad crown of strong branches.
Flowering in mid spring in the form of catkins and the acorns following this are borne on long stems, called penduncles which ripen in autumn. The most recognisable feature of English oak has to be its leaves. They have 4-5 deep, smooth edged lobes on either side with two smaller ones where it joins the stalk.
The tree is also very important to nature as they support the largest number of different life forms than any other British tree.