English Oak (selected)

Quercus robur

Large branches of this the English oak rise from a short trunk to form a massive crown - rising to 115ft (35m).

The leaves are altenate and almost stalkless with small "ears" at the base of the leaf and four or five lobes on each side. The acorns are often in pairs on long stalks (distinguishing it from the Sessile Oak).

Once used for ship building it is still used for panelling and furniture.