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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 28.3 February 2017

The spread of Turkey Oak in the British Isles

By - Ben Rose

The ecological importance of oak trees native to the UK is well documented, as is the number of species which native oaks support. So, how does the non-native Turkey Oak Quercus cerris compare with our native species and what does the future hold for Turkey Oaks in the UK?

In 1735, William Lucombe was sent a couple of dozen acorns by a friend because he was known as a grower and seller of oaks. We do not know who it was who sent the acorns or where they came from, but they were labelled as ‘The Turkey Oaks’.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist