Could you do the same with a tree near you?
Oaks are one of the most iconic of British trees and can live to be hundreds of years old. The UK has two native oak species, the Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) and the English Oak (Quercus robur). Oak trees hold a special place in our culture, history, and hearts. The English Oak supports more life than any other native tree species in the UK, even its fallen leaves support biodiversity.
As well as supporting wildlife, trees have lots of benefits for humans. They provide us with food, timber and medicines, play a role in flood and temperature control, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air of pollutants, clean water and of course – make us feel good!
We’re going to explore the Cambridge Oak through the seasons to find out more about this magnificent tree.
Use the tree resources linked below to support you in your own exploration of trees and their importance to wildlife and humans. Let us know what you find!