16 responses to “Quercus robur”

  1. Deanna LaValle High

    Wonderful photo and write-up, thank you! The Caspar David Friedrich painting, “Der einsame baum” immediately came to mind. I think it is an oak, perhaps Quercus Robur!

  2. Abi Woodbridge

    stunning foto. I looked at a foto of the Caspar Davif Fredrich Painting and when comparing the three images – and even tho there are other trees of that age in that area – it sure looks close… very interesting… BUT – it’s the foto by Eike Jablonski that sings! thanks

  3. Kitty

    Awesome photo and description. Where might one get one of the stamps?

  4. Judith Holm

    …. and Eike Jablonski’s beautiful photograph could itself be a painting!

    Here in Squamish there are many Quercus robur in the higher parts of the Estuary (eg. old raised dykes) and surroundings where bears also live. In the fall of 2016 the large Q. robur in Rose Park by the Blind Channel was laden with acorns and two bears were crossing the highway daily to eat them. The District responded by cordoning off a very large area to keep the people out (and safe), enabling the bears to feed in peace. Are the bears playing a key role here in helping to distribute the oak seeds?

  5. Janeal Thompson

    Such a beautiful, serene scene. Thank you for the entry information, Daniel.

    Lamar, CO

  6. Karen Shuster

    The last few years I’ve been finding young quercus seedlings hiding amongst the rhododendrons in my garden – & I don’t even have squirrels. Do I treat them like invasives or try & uproot them for planting elsewhere?

    1. Pat Collins

      Karen – definitely treat them as invasives and uproot them – leaving more room for the Quercus seedlings. 😉

  7. Quin Ellis

    What a beautiful old being! At home and rest in the Winter.

  8. Sue Frisch

    Wow! Fabulous photo! Fabulous tree!

  9. Bill Plummer

    How does the soil and climate affect the chararisticsof theokawhen used foraging wine.
    French oak, Hungarian oak, English oak are all quercus robur.

  10. Eike Jablonski

    Dear all, Thanks for your comments! I remember well how I strolled along this very remote forest a Sunday morning, after two days of botanical conferences at nearby Goettingen University. Old oaks and also Beeches, and it snowed quiete heavily. Close by this tree grows one of the eldest Wild Apple (Malus sylvestris) known in Germany, and weird Hornbeams from forgotten times. A magical place indeed.
    Kitty – if you like I can look up for these stamps. Bill – here, we call Quercus petraea “French Oak”, Q. frainetto is “Hungarian Oak” and Q. robur is “English Oak”.

  11. Elayne Antalffy

    I think that Hungarian oak is Quercus frainetto and does not grow in the territory of presentday Hungary.

    Elayne Antalffy

  12. Kim Thomas

    I actually gasped when I opened this post and saw this oak. My goodness, it is magnificent!!!

  13. Morrison

    “Oak: the frame of civilization “ by William Bryant Logan, a great read for oak appreciators !

  14. Morrison

    I quite enjoyed the read and don’t work for booksellers in case anyone is wondering:)

  15. lynn

    Thank you for this entry, Daniel and Eike. The tree oozes nobility. I would love to see the Reinhardt Forest – several hundred this old, that would be a treat. Beautifully photographed.

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