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Identification - Oak Galls

By - Peter Shirley

Almost every Pedunculate and Sessile Oak tree, Quercus robur and Q. petraea, in Britain supports a population of gall wasps. These tiny insects are rarely seen but the galls they cause are often very prominent. They may be found on trees of all ages, and on almost every part including the roots, bole, branches and twigs, buds, leaves, male flowers and fruit.

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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