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sessile oak

Quercus petraea - Sessile Oak

Its bark is grey with fine, vertical cracks and ridges.

The sessile oak is widespread, particularly in North and West Britain.

penducalate oak

Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak

Its bark is pale grey and cracked into short, narrow, vertical plates.

The pedunculate oak is widespread in lowlands, parks, woods and gardens.

turkey oak

Quercus cerris - Turkey Oak

Its bark is dull grey, with deep cracks forming small dark plates.

The turkey oak is found in hedgerows and parks and is more common in the South.

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