Thursday Trees – Oak (An Daire)

Oak leaves, Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon

Oak leaves, Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon

A fully mature Oak is certainly one of the most beautiful trees in the Irish or any landscape.

In Ireland, we most typically have the Sessile and the Pedunculate. Acorns on the former have no stalks, while on the latter, they have. Sessile Oak leaves have tiny hairs on the pale underside.

Possibly Ireland’s most famous Oak tree, estimated at 1,000 years old, is the “Brian Boru Oak” in East Co. Clare.

In the picture below, I do believe that’s Andrew St. Ledger ‘posing’.

The Brian Boru Oak, Co. Clare

The Brian Boru Oak, Co. Clare

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One Response

  1. i love nature and trees. Oak photo is very beautiful

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