Also called pedunculate oak and 🇫🇷 French oak.  One of the ◼︎ white oaks.

Part of oak  genus Quercus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to all over 🇪🇺 Europe and into Asia.   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA   Widely cultivated in temperate regions, it now lives wild in parts of 🇨🇳 China and North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

With oak's strength and flexibility, Vikings built their ⛵︎ longships primarily (in many cases, entirely) of oak.  With this species native to almost everywhere they roamed, this is the species of wood they used.

Leaves and acorns ☠︎ toxic[?] to humans, although many cultures process acorns to remove their tannins, making acorns an important staple food.

This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Interview "Our Most Essential Trees: The Nature of Oaks, with Doug Tallamy"  The joe gardener Show.  or its 🔊︎ audio

Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about 🇬🇧 English oak Quercus robur

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