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  • Common Oak (Quercus robur) is native from Ireland to the Caucasus

  • It can reach 20-30m with grey and fissured bark. Acorns are held in cups on a slender stalk. It supports an estimated 100 organisms.

  • More typically a lowland species but grows in most soils apart from peat

  • Wood, fruit and bark had many uses in the past and is currently regaining demand in many elements of construction

  • Red Oak (Quercus Rubra) is becoming popular in forestry

  • More associated with N. America, it is fast-growing, hardy and usually straight stemmed with a billowing crown

  • It can grow to 45m, has smooth grey bark and striking autumn colour.

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