Quercus cerris. TURKEY OAK. Central and Southern Europe.
FAGACEAE (Oak or beech family)

This fast-growing deciduous oak has dark furrowed bark and 4-inch irregularly lobed leaves, shiny green above and lighter below. A 40-foot specimen grows in the greenbelt between San Francisquito Creek and Sand Hill Road, about 45 yards toward El Camino Real from London Plane Way and 35 yards in from the bike path.

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus oaks: Quercus -- Oak Notes | Quercus agrifolia | Quercus cerris | Quercus chrysolepis | Quercus coccifera calliprinos | Quercus coccinea | Quercus diversifolia | Quercus douglasii | Quercus engelmannii | Quercus greggii | Quercus ilex | Quercus kelloggii | Quercus lobata | Quercus macrocarpa | Quercus marilandica | Quercus mexicana | Quercus palustris | Quercus parvula shreveii | Quercus robur | Quercus rubra | Quercus suber | Quercus virginiana | Quercus wislizeni

Illustrations (links open new windows): oak gallery | images from http://www.atlas-roslin.pl/gatunki/Quercus_cerris.htm

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