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Oak (Quercus robur)


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A large tree that can reach a height of 30-40 metres, with rough, furrowed brown bark and crooked branches. It producs yellowy-brown flowers in May, male flowers on pendants and female flowers on short stalks. The acorn fruits develop late summer / early autumn. It can live for up to 800 years. Pictured at Icknield, Bedfordshire mid December 2005.

11th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

tree acorn insect

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