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This picture has been taken one month ago, you can see the big Oak tree, one of the most beautiful Oak trees, presumably 250 year old, this according to experts.
These oak has a circumference of 5,67m on two above the ground, yesterday measured.


An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (pronounced /ˈkwɜrkəs/); Latin "oak tree", of which about 600 species exist on earth. "Oak" may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus. The genus is native to the northern hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cold latitudes to tropical Asia and the Americas.

Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with a lobed margin in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leaves with a smooth margin. The flowers are catkins, produced in spring. The fruit is a nut called an acorn, borne in a cup-like structure known as a cupule; each acorn contains one seed (rarely two or three) and takes 6–18 months to mature, depending on species. The live oaks are distinguished for being evergreen, but are not actually a distinct group and instead are dispersed across the genus.

Have a nice weekend.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shooting Date/Time
17/12/2010 11:58:39
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/80
Av( Aperture Value )
22.0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length
24.0mm
Image Size
5616x3744
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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