Average Height: The black oak tree is a medium sized tree, growing 80 feet in height.
Average Width: No data
Leaf Description: Black oak tree leaves are 4-8 inches long with 5-7 bristle tipped lobes. Leaves appear similar to northern red oak, with shiny green upper surfaces and paler slightly fuzzy under surfaces.
Bark Description: Young bark is gray and smooth becoming thicker and rougher with age. Inner bark is yellow to orange and very bitter tasting.
Twig Description: The twigs on black oak trees are stout and red brown to gray. Buds are very large, fuzzy and distinctly pointed. (See pictures.)
Flowering: Yellow green catkins on males, reddish breen and on short spikes for females.
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…
Among the most common preventable tree problems is drought stress. Drought impacts a tree in many ways because water drives all the processes within a tree. From photosynthesis to root growth and nutrient uptake, water is a part of it … More…