ps Of course I would be pleased if any other member is aware of
numbers and locations of any Mistleoak.
There are several mistletoe oaks in the UK - can't remember exact
numbers without going through the files - but 10+. Easy ones to find
include three in Herefordshire - at Leintwardine (SO3974), Deerfold
(SO3867) and Much Marcle/Putley (6437). The Leintwardine oak is in
the churchyard - so very easy to find, the Deerfold one is actually
marked on 1:50,000 OS map 149 (as 'Mistletoe Oak'!). The Putley one
is along a lane near the village, - would need to check my records for
an exact location.
BUT 2 out of 3 of these are on non-native oaks - Red Oak I think (from
memory) and all have only small mistletoe growths (relative to what
you would see on apple, poplar etc). There was a full review of UK
Mistletoe Oaks about 10 years ago, by John Box, and published in the
BSBI Journal Watsonia. I can look out the full reference if you're
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