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Turkey oak

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It belongs to the large oak family, but is widespread in the strip between Italy and Turkey only. It is very fast growing, so it is ideal for repopulating depleted areas.

Scientific name: Quercus cerris
Common name: Turkey oak
The turkey oak has no trouble declaring its genus: it is a quercus. The most inexperienced might mistake it for an oak, but its grayish-red bark makes it unmistakable. It can grow up to 35 meters, developing a dense, rounded crown. Another distinguishing feature from other oaks is the presence of reddish-brown acorns covered with curled scales on top. We encounter it from Italy to the Black Sea, being a plant that is bebe adapted to the Mediterranean climate. It prefers clay or tuffaceous soils. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

In times of food crisis, acorns were consumed either cooked or in the form of flour, from which “acorn bread” was made.

Its bark is used to make the staves of the barrels in which precious wines are still aged. Its wood, widely used as fuel, was also used in the past for the construction of railway sleepers.

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What makes it unique

7.30 Kg

of CO2 captured over a year

35 meters

reachable height

200 years

maximum life expectancy

Forests where you can grow your own Turkey oak, adopting or giving it away.

UAB Barcellona Uforest
Barcellona (B)
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