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Quercus skinneri
Quercus skinneri is a Central American oak, distinguished by the large size of its fruit.

Oak Open Days, Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Yorkshire Arboretum, UK, July 17-18, 2019

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Shaun Haddock

Published May 2020 in International Oaks No. 31: 125–132


Yorkshire is a convenient destination for those living in Belgium and Holland – there is an overnight car ferry from Rotterdam to Kingston upon Hull, from where a drive of less than two hours took six of the group in two cars to our first venue, Thorp Perrow Arboretum. Eight others participated, from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and the UK.


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