Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
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Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

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Quercus macrocarpa

Native trees growing to 75 ft. tall, with a broad, rounded crown, sometimes shrubby; branches and branchlets with corky-winged projections; bark light gray, thick, rough, furrowed into scaly plates and vertical flattened ridges.


Growth Rate: Rapid (10"-15"/year) to Moderate (6"-12"/year)

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Moist to Dry

Shade Tolerance: Full to Part

Mature Height: 55-75 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Origin: Native

Uses: Fall Color, Lumber, Shade, Wildlife

Other: Good for wildlife food plots.

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