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Common Name: Burr Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Location: Spalding Circle.
Size: 3 inches diameter at breast height
Native to: Upper Mississippi and Ohio River valleys
This tree typically grows to: 80 feet tall and 60 feet wide
This tree prefers these conditions: Full sun and medium to dry soils
Special about this tree:
- Acorns are among the largest of any oak (up to 2 inches), and produce a shaggy fringe around the cap.
- Leaves are dark green on top and pale and hairy underneath, with rounded lobes and deep central sinuses, creating a distinctive “fiddle” shape.
- Not as susceptible to oak wilt as members of the red oak family.