The Sessile Oak: Tree of the Year 2014

The last week you learned about the Arbor Day and that this year’s celebrated tree will be officially acknowledged on the 25th of April. By the choice of the tree of the year either the rarity of a species or the risks posed by new forest damage and tree diseases shall be highlighted.
This year we are celebrating the sessile oak. It is a type of beech plants and can turn up to 800 years old and up to 40 meters high. In German forests only 10% of all trees are oaks. There are two different types: the sessile oak and the English oak. The sessile oak is also called Cornish oak or durmast oak. Its flowering time is between April and May and the fruits are acorns which turn ripe between September and October.