Pedunculate Oak or English Oak

Latin name: Quercus robur

Family: Beech

Average Height: 40m

Distinctive features: Alternate lobed leaves with NO STALKS, acorns have STALKS. young bark is smooth and shiny becoming fissured with age.

Top uses: Used in construction of ships, homes and buildings. Acorns used to be a very important winter pig feed.

Interesting facts: The word ìroburî means sturdy in this variety of oak could not be felled until the advent of iron tools.

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