Notes on the oak tree
King of the woods
The most loved and well-known of our native trees, the English oak is truly the king in our deciduous woods. Strong and sturdy, the oak is instantly recognisable and one of our most common trees.
They support the widest range of biodiversity, including insects, birds and mammals. Even their leaves that fall in the autumn benefit beetles and fungi on the forest floor.
Their acorns alone are a perfect source of food for birds such as jays, as well as squirrels, mice and badgers.
So the next time that you walk past a mighty oak tree, the king of the woods, take a look at how valuable they are to our wildlife.
Our native oak trees are natural ecosystems all of their own.