Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Oak-Hickory
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Able to grow in dry or moist soil; east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 60-80 feet high (or larger); to 3 feet in diameter; branches large and heavy; with an open, rounded crown.
Leaves: 6-10 inches long; with 5-9 rounded lobes; typically with two central indentations that extend nearly to the midrib; dark green and shiny above; pale green and slightly hairy below.
Bark: Gray to brown; thick; furrowed and ridged in age.
Acorns: Sweet; to 2 inches long; enclosed 1/2 or more in a characteristically shaggy and hairy cup.
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Kuo, M. (2005, August). Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_macrocarpa.html