Quercus cerris #2 at Bute Park

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Quercus cerris
mid June 2017

Grid reference ST 17698 76947
Common name Turkey oak
Origin South Europe and Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Tag 2327
Height 29M February 2017
Height 30M January 2023
Girth 311cm February 2017
Girth 396cm January 2023
Reference 494

This tree is in the woodland at the south west edge of the Sunken Lawn. approximately 135M north east of the Summerhouse Cafe. The old summer house used to be beside this tree, until it was removed in 1988.

Quercus cerris bark

Quercus cerris bark
mid June 2017

Quercus cerris leaf

Quercus cerris leaves
mid June 2017

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.