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Sessile oak

Observed: 17th July 2012 By: ryn247
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Sessile oak

As part of my field study looking at woodland I wanted to know whether this could possibly be a Sessile Oak. It seemed taller and straighter growing than the Common Oak. The leaves didn’t seem to have the backward-pointed lobes and seemed to taper smoothly onto the stalk, but I am not experienced enough on recognising trees to be certain.

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Species with which Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) interacts


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For me i would be more certain if i could be confident that the leaves had a stem (Sessile) or lacked one (Common), i think i can see leaf stems in your photo but closer photos would confirm.

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Sessile Oak

Thanks for your help on this. The leaves did have a stem. But a rather basic camera and being rather short myself meant that I couldn't get any closer photos, sorry.