96-03 European pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) is a variable tree with an enormous natural range in Europe. This one was grown from seed obtained via the Morton Arboretum, accession number 563-32. It can become a giant tree that can live for 1000 years.
00-02 These European pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) trees, the most common and widespread oak species of Europe, were grown from seed collected from 1000-year old trees at the nature preserve Naturschutzgebiet in Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue, Germany. Such ancient trees, more than a millennium in age, evolved in their locations prior to the earliest planting and manipulation of trees and tree plantings by human foresters and nobility seeking to beautify their grounds. They and their progeny thus are very important to the study of forest ecology.
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