Average Height: Blackjack oak is a small tree, generally 20-30 feet tall.
Average Width: No data
Leaf Description: Leaves are 5-8 inches long, appearing thick with three shallow lobes, each ending in a bristle tip. The upper surface is a shiny green color, the underside appears to be covered in orange brown hairs.
Bark Description: Blackjack oak tree bark is very dark - almost black - and rough.
Twig Description: Blackjack oak trees have stout, dark brown twigs with reddish brown buds that are sharp, and fuzzy.
In late spring and early summer, the eastern tent caterpillar creates an unsightly nest or tent in the crotch of branches. The feeding of the larvae in late spring and early summer strips the foliage from trees. More…
The forest tent caterpillar strips the foliage from trees, builds cocoons on the sides of buildings, and becomes messy when crawling on sidewalks, patios, and driveways where they are frequently squashed More…