Quercus macrocarpa - Bur Oak
A sturdy, robust tree with a highly adaptive nature. A deep taproot allows it withstand drought conditions but also has the ability to tolerate seasonal flooding.
Displays unique corky branches and a has deeply furrowed bark in maturity. Naturally it was often found in prairie environments and the branches, having corky bark, were protected against grassland fires.
It makes a wonderful shade tree and has a tendency to spread out in open areas.
Produces large acorns that are enjoyed by birds and small mammals. Supports many species of butterflies and moths.
Height : 60-80 feet Spread : 60-80 feet
Light : Full sun to part shade Water : Dry to wet
Soil : Loam, clay Zone : 3-9
Growth Rate : Slow to medium