Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robor) [2]

When you get up close to an Oak the bark becomes a diagnostic feature. It has a 'wrinkly' appearance with deep ridges running down the trunk. There are other trees with this ridged appearance but, when taken in to account with the shape overall it is confirmation of the Oak.

Oak trees can grow to a ripe old age and this ridged bark means that quite often it can be well covered in lichen or moss. The Oak also supports a wider range of insect life than any other tress (over 1,000 species) which make Oak woodland just a wonderful place to be in summer.

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