Oak (2 litres)
Quercus Robur supports over 280 different species of insects- more life than any other native tree, so we had to start stocking them. They also have beautiful long yellow catkins which distribute pollen, which you might notice know you know! In the perfect position they can get to 40 m tall and they can get to be 1000 years old, so planting an Oak is definitely for the generations ahead!
Oaks have been worshiped and revered by humans for centuries, as a source of food, awe, firewood, wood and medicine. We always felt they are Kings of our native woodland. They have a majesty about them.
Whole forests and countries have been stripped of their oaks for building timber. James Cooks’ ‘Endeavor’ and Henry’s HMS Mary Rose (600 oak trees) were both built from our English Oak. In the Stuart Era, demand for straight English Oak become so high that an Act of Parliament was passed in 1698 making it illegal to pollard oaks.