|Botanical Name||Quercus cerris|
|Common Name||Turkey Oak|
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|Notes||Actually growing in the churchyard, Turkey Oaks have distinctive, hairy acorn cups. |
This imported species can grow to be a magnificent tree but it represents a threat to the English Oak. It is home to a tiny gall wasp that lays its eggs in the young acorns of the English Oak. These eggs hatch and the grub causes the acorn to grow into a knopper gall rather than an acorn.
More about Turkey Oaks here.