English Oak Quercus robur
Family: Fagaceae (Beech)
Branching: Alternate

As its name suggests, this tree was brought over from Europe.  It's commonly planted in cities but rarely escapes to the wild.  Since Oaks often retain their leaves in the winter, they can sometimes be used for identification.  English Oak leaves have a small "notch" near the base

English Oak winter twig

Another view of the winter twig and bud.  Notice the hairs along the bud scales

English Oak bark

The notches at the base of the leaf that identifies English Oak

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