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Oak

Quercus petraea

The sessile oak is the dominant oak species on Exmoor as it thrives in upland areas with higher rainfall. It is distinguised from Common oak, Quercus robur, by its stalkless, or sessile, acorns. It's leaves are more shapely than that of the common oak and has a more distinct leaf stalk (petiole).

Sessile oak was coppiced throughout Exmoor to be used as charcoal and the tannins present in the tree were used in the leather tanning industry.

More information can be found on the Woodland Trust website.