Species: Evergreen or Holm Oak (Quercus ilex)

Family: Beeches, Sweet Chestnuts and Oaks (FAGACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Beeches, Sweet Chestnuts and Oaks (FAGACEAE)

This is a large family worldwide, the trees being characterised by catkin-like flowers and fruit in the form of single cup-like nuts. Some species are valued timber trees.

C. Evergreen or Holm Oak (Quercus ilex)

This tree is naturalised in the UK, the greenish-yellow catkins appearing in May. It is a favourite tree for establishing truffle orchards. The wood is hard and tough, and has been used since ancient times for general construction purposes, such as for pillars, tools, wagons, vessels and wine casks. It is also used as firewood and in charcoal manufacture.

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Evergreen or Holm Oak

The Evergreen or Holm Oak tree is a favourite tree for establishing truffle orchards.

Evergreen or Holm Oak

The wood of the Evergreen Oak is hard and tough, and has been used since ancient times for general construction purposes.