English Oak (Quercus robur)
Lawn of President’s House, next to Schoodic Road
- Native to British Isles and other parts of Europe, planted throughout U.S.
- Majestic species important in British culture at least since the Druids. Yule log was traditionally English oak. Individual trees thought to live more than 1,000 years.
- Apparently ancient Greeks, Romans, Celts and Druids all thought the tree was magical.
- Ornamental at UMaine; Maine’s most common oak species is northern red oak (Quercus rubra).