Name: Sessile Oak
Scientific name: Quercus petraea
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 50
About: A tall forest tree.
How to identify: Oaks are our most familiar tree, easily recognised by having acorns and their lobed leaf shape. Told from the English Oak by the taller, narrower shape of fully adult trees and by the acorns having no stalks, instead growing straight out of the twigs.
Where: More common in the north and west, particularly in the uplands.
Photograph credit: Phil Champion