The pictures above show the summer habit of English oak (Quercus robur).
Photos of leaf attachment and mature acorns were taken in mid-September 2009.
Morton Arboretum accession information:
tree on left: 668-27*1 plt FF-71/57-19
The leaves of the Quercus robur are lobed and have a very short stalk.
The base of the leaf is describe as "auricular" or ear-like.
Fruit: In July the acorn of the English oak is nearly all "cap". As it matures the acorn will lengthen and the cap will cover less than 1/3 of the nut.
I photographed the tree below for several years while its tag indicated that it was
Quercus robur - English Oak
701-57*1 gr D-105/75-00
The tag is now broken and only bears the location. This tree may be a hybrid.
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