Sessile Oak

Quercus petraea L.


NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF singular leaf
  Leaf edge: lobed
Leaf shape: oblong
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT nut (acorn)
Medical value: The oak is seen as a miracle cure in traditional medicine. Bark, acorns and fresh leaves are used to treat diarrhoea, rheumatism and liver inflammation. It works antipyretic and wound healing.
Use: The wood is softer compared to English Oak, but still very much preferred for carpentry. Being a high quality wood, it is easy to work. Nowadays it is used for carpentry, parquet, stairs, sculptures and poles. The wood has an almost unlimited sustainability in water. During times of famine, the acorns were grinded into flour. During war times the acorns were used as a replacement for coffee.


Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.