Description: English Oak is a large deciduous tree (it's leaves fall in autumn). It's leaves are lobed and grow between 7-14 cm long. You will probably have noticed the shape of the leaves many times as they are used for the National Trust logo.
The most recognisably part of this tree is it's fruit, the acorn. These grow on a stalk, called a peduncle, with 1 to 4 acorns growing on each peduncle.
The English Oak is one of the most dominant and iconic trees in the British countryside and is extremely important for biodiversity. It provides a home and food for many native species of insect, birds and small mammals.
Fact: English Oak uses animals, such as squirrels, to plant its acorns away from the parent tree. The squirrels take the acorns off the ground, eat some of them, and store the rest away. The oak tree relies on the fact that the squirrel will not get to eat all the stored acorns, possibly forgetting where they buried them, and then the acorns will grow.