The iconic nature of this native species seems to make the UK general population blind to the fact that there are maybe 370 different oak species world wide and many of them differ wildly from our own oak species which includes a second in the Sessile or Q. petraea.
The majority of the famous old named oaks in this country are this Q. rober and for that reason alone it might make it worthwhile including it in a bonsai collection. Oak bonsai seen in this country are almost always wild collected trees and this one is no exception. This collected example seems oddly attractive for what is quite a simple little tree with little or no bonsai development having taken place. It might be the arrangement of main trunk and the secondary trunk or maybe it is a low branch not a trunk. The tree has a height of 52cm. and a spread of 46cm. The roots and trunk base measure 6cm. across at soil level and above this the trunk has a diam. of 3.5cm. Already some interesting bark character starting to show on the lower trunk. It has good potential to make an unusual bonsai example of this iconic species. The pot is a plastic bonsai oval trainer 31x24x10cm.