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Oak sapling?

Could you advise whether this is an oak sapling ( amongst my weeds)?
Many thanks

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,269
    Yes ... that’s an oak sapling. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • status049status049 Posts: 28
    Thanks for your reply.
    There appears to be no oak tree the immediate vicinity. The  sapling root does not consist of a single root system but a whole mass of roots, not commensurate with the size of the sapling. It is possible that a nearby established oak tree was cut down many years ago to make way for the houses.
    As a successful repotting of this sapling is doubtful, I wonder if undisturbed whether  this oak "sapling" is likely to grow eventually into a tree?

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,295
    A squirrel may have buried an acorn?
    As regards moving it, definitely worth a try, if you can manage to wiggle out a bit of root with it. When we first moved here I moved one 2 or 3 years older than that one, that was growing on the edge of a dry stone wall. 35 years on it is a lovely full grown tree having its own acorns and I am so glad that I planted it :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,148
    Yes - the squirrels used to bury acorns in gardens round here. 
    At that size, it's worth trying to shift if you want to keep it. Assuming you have plenty of room... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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