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Giant Oak leaves, Epping Forest? (1 Viewer)

KenM

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Came across this sapling today, aren't the leaves a ''little'' on the large size?

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foresttwitcher

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Small saplings of many broadleaved deciduous species often have larger individual leaves than would normally be found on a mature tree. It maximizes light interception in the darker conditions found under the canopy.
 
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KenM

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Thanks guys, I thought I’d stumbled on a piece of “Jurassic Park”. :t:
 

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