Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) (15849 bytes)       Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is a large, rugged tree, growing 50 to 80 ft. Its form is round to widespreading.  Bur Oak is native throughout the upper midwest and grows in many different sites. It is extremely adaptable to a wide range of environmental conditions. Bur Oak is a large tree and needs room to spread.Very tolerant of drought and alkaline soils. Hardy to zone 3, it likes full sun.
bark (7597 bytes) Bark is coarse in texture.
foliage (9162 bytes) fall foliage (6016 bytes) Foliage Leaves are large with rounded lobes.  Fall color is yellow-green to brown.
bur oak acorn (4096 bytes) Acorn has a deep, fringed cup.
twig galls (4708 bytes) Twig Galls While Bur oak has no serious insect or disease problems, several types of galls are frequently found on the leaves and small branches. These galls are unattractive but cause little damage.
leaf gall (4898 bytes) Leaf Gall

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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