Priestgate

English Oak

‘English’ or ‘Pedunculate’ Oak – Quercus robur

A key identifying characteristic is that the leaf has a very short leaf stalk, and the acorn stalk is long. If you find it to be the other way around, but with a similarly shaped leaf, then it is Quercus petraea, the ‘Sessile Oak’. Interestingly, Oak flushes with new leaves and growth twice during the early part of the season, creating a 2-tone appearance.

Classic Oak Tree Shape

Winter Twig

Flowers are little catkins