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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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11 January, 2010

Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robor) [4]

In addition to the Pedunculate Oak there is also the Sessile Oak which is very similar but is now much rarer as new trees artificially planted for the last umpteen years have usually been Pedunculates. The Sessile is a more delicate tree but the leaves and fruits are similar.

When cut the trunk reveals its age buy the number of rings you can count, tis one was about 40 years old when felled. It is also much darker in the middle.