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These pages are here to assist you in identifying different species of oak trees. Identify the leaf, then click on the link for more detailed information and pictures.

Picture of the tree Coast Live Oak (quercus agrifolia oxydenia)
Coast Live Oak, click to enlarge Brant's Oak (quercus brantii)
Mature leaf of quercus brantii Bark of quercus brantii A rare oak tree, unlikely to be found other than in tree collections and arboretum.
for more information and pictures. Caucasian Oak (quercus macranthera)
Caucasian Oak leaf Bark of Caucasian Oak tree Sometimes also known as the Persian Oak.
for more information and pictures. Coast Live Oak (quercus agrifolia var. oxydenia)
Leaf of the Coast Live Oak PICTURE OF COAST LIVE OAK ACORN The leaves of the Coast Live Oak identify it well. The are shiny green and evergreen.
The acorns are also unusual. They are long and thin with a red fruit.
for more info. Common Oak (quercus robur)
Leaf of quercus robur The most common oak tree in the UK is is also known as the English Oak and the German Oak. The leaves are on stems less than 10mm long.
for more information and photos. Holm or Holly Oak (quercus ilex)
Leaf of the Holm or Holly Oak tree Bark of the Holm or Holly oak tree This oak is instantly recognisable by the leathery, glossy leaves which are evergreen. Also known as the Holly Oak or simply the Evergreen Oak.
for more information and photos. Hungarian Oak (quercus frainetto)
A stately and slow-growing tree, the Hungarian Oak is found in only a few parks and arboretum in Europe and North America.
for more information and photos. Japanese Blue Oak (quercus glauca)
LEAF PICTURE HERE Bark of the Japanese Blue Oak The Japanese Blue Oak (also known as the Ring Cupped Oak). The "ring cup" comes from the delicate ring markings on the mature acorns. A good medium sized tree for many locations.
for more information and pictures. Mirbeck's Oak (quercus canariensis)
Leaf of Mirbeck's Oak (quercus canariensis) Bark of Mirbeck's Oak (quercus canariensis)

Mirbeck's Oak or the Algerian Oak after the country where it most commonly grows wild.

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Northern Pin Oak (quercus ellipsoidalis)

The Northern Pin Oak has deeply lobed leaves with angled ends. The leaves are a glossy green turning to a deep red in autumn / fall.

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Nuttall Oak (quercus nuttallii)

The Nuttall Oak is mainly found in North America. The oak like leaves are longer and more defined compared to the Common Oak. They turn a lovely red colour in autumn/fall.

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Pyrenean Oak
(quercus pyrenaica)
Pyrenean Oak leaf Pyrenean Oak bark A very graceful oak tree with the variety Quercus pyrenaica 'Pendula' being particularly attractive.
for more information and photos. Scarlet Oak (quercus coccinea)
Leaf of the Scarlet Oak Bark of the Scarlet Oak Native to the North East of the United States, this oak tree is found all over the world in parks and arboretums. The reason is the beautiful red colour of the leaves in October time.
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Sessile Oak
(quercus petraea)
Leaf of the Sessile Oak (quercus petraea) Trunk of the Sessile Oak (quercus petraea) One of only two oak tree species native to the UK. Slender trunk, sessile fruit and long-stemmed leaves identify this massive tree.
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Turkey Oak
(quercus cerris)
Leaf of Turkey Oak (quercus cerris) Trunk of Turkey Oak (quercus cerris) The Turkey Oak grows quicker than many other oak trees making it good for ornamental purposes. The downside is the poor quality of the wood.
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