Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: Burr Oak
  • Average Height: The bur oak tree is large, growing 70-80 feet tall.
  • Average Width: Average crown spread of a bur oak tree can be as wide as the tree is tall.
  • Leaf Description: The bur oak leaf is 4-10 inches long, with 2-3 pairs of rounded lobes. Lobes are not as deep as other oaks. Dark green in color on the upper surface, the lower surface is whitish.
  • Bark Description: Bark, grayish-brown in color, is rather distinct.
  • Twig Description: Bur oak twigs are stout with a corky appearance with small rounded buds.
  • Flowering: Male flowers are yellow-green catkins; female are green tinged in red and appear as single short spikes.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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