Best answer: How old is the oldest oak tree in Britain?

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How long do British oak trees live?

The Oak Tree can live up to 1000 years old but are generally mature at 75, and live on average 150-250 years. Today they are the commonest British native tree met within woods and hedgerows.

Where is the largest oak tree in the UK?

A 200-year-old tree on a Wiltshire estate has been officially declared the tallest oak in the UK. The 132.5ft (40.4m) English oak, in the grounds of the National Trust Stourhead estate, was measured by an expert on behalf of The Tree Register charity.

How old are oak trees before they produce acorns?

Oaks are wind pollinated. Acorns are produced generally when the trees are between 50-100 years old. Open-grown trees may produce acorns are early as 20 years. Good acorn crops are irregular and occur only every 4-10 years.

Is oak native to UK?

Worldwide there are around 600 species of oak, genus Quercus, all native to the northern hemisphere, but of these are just two species are native to Great Britain and three other non-native oaks are commonly found in these islands.

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