Known as the 'King of Trees', the common oak supports up to 500 different species of insects, fungi, mosses, ferns, mammals and birds. Unfortunately due to centuries of harvesting of it's much prized wood with few trees replaced it has become scarce. It is a most important tree to be planted for future generations.
The the oak provides a dense canopy with it's easily recognisable lobed leaves followed by acorns in the Autumn. The oak prefers a deep fertile soil but will withstand wet soil or partial waterlogging in Winter.