Name: Sessile Oak (Common Oak)
Scientific name: Quercus petraea
Irish name: Dair ghaelach
Leaf/Needle: Deciduous leaf/Simple leaf
Height: 40 meters
Seed dispersal: Mammals and birds
Value to wildlife: High
Timber use: Flooring, beams, barrels, firewood, furniture.
Mythology: Oak was one of the more sacred trees to the druids
Ogham letter Dair (oak) D
7th consonant of the Ogham alphabet
9th month of the Ogham tree calendar
Classification in early Irish law:
Airig fedo (Nobles of the wood)
Penalty for cutting one down, two and a half milk cows!
The sessile oak is the national tree of Ireland