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December - Oak (Quercus robur) and oak gall


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A large tree that can reach a height of 30-40 meters, 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 Cople Woods, Bedfordshire mid December 2005. This tree has an oak gall caused by a gall wasp, a small insect.

11th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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