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Oak Trees are a familiar sight in the English countryside and make excellent hedging trees. Tolerant of most soil and weather conditions, Oak trees need to be given plenty of space in a large garden. We offer two of the best loved species of Oak, the English / Common Oak (Quercus Robur), and Sessile Oak (Quercus Petraea).
Sessile Oak is the traditional Irish Oak, and Common Oak is English (Pedunculate). To tell them apart just take a close look at the leaves and acorns. With Common English oak the leaves have almost no stalks but the acorns do. With sessile oak it’s the opposite - the acorns don’t have stalks, but the leaves do!
Both however are considered native and both provide a home and source of nourishment to an extraordinary range of insects and birds.