Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Oaks . . . ] Forest Type: Oak-Hickory
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Mixed with other hardwoods or occasionally in pure stands in dry, upland woods; eastern United States.
Stature: 50-70 feet high; trunk to 3 feet in diameter; with an open, spreading crown.
Leaves: 4-9 inches long; elliptical, with a narrowed end; with scalloped edges; not lobed; yellow-green above; slightly paler (but not markedly paler or whitish) below.
Bark: Dark gray, reddish brown, or black; deeply furrowed (not merely scaly).
Acorns: Sweet; oval to egg-shaped; brown; 1-1.5 inches long; enclosed at the base in a cup with fused scales.
Note: This tree is also sometimes given the scientific name Quercus prinus.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2010, November). Water oak (Quercus montana). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/quercus_montana.html