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Bur Oak Fact Sheet

Family:  Fagaceae - Beech family
Latin name:  Quercus macrocarpa
Common name:  Bur oak

Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - early spring habit Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer habit Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - buds beginning to open Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - newly emerged catkins Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - portrait of typical leaf Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer - filled with leaves and acorns Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer - close up of young acorns Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer - close up of mature acorns Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - limbs resting on the ground Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer - branches reaching to sky Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer - under the tree a great place to get out of the sun and rest Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - summer profile Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - winter photo showing detail of bark on trunk Quercus macrocarpa - Bur oak - winter photo showing corky bark on branch

Description of some of photos on this page

Resources:

1 - USDAFS Silvics of North America

2 - Tirmenstein, D. 1988. Quercus macrocarpa. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).
Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/ [2009, August 21].


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