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Bur Oak

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:08 AM

Subject: Bur Oak

Common Name: Bur Oak, Blue Oak, Hairy Oak


 


Latin Name: Quescus macropcarpa


 


Family: Fagaceae


 


Size: Up to 60 ft tall ( Shorter Oak )


 


Shape: Stubby, and rounded. Denser canopy


 


Trunk: Normally 1 trunk for tree, Brown with greyish tint.  Can be 4 ft wide.


 


Wood: This is great firewood. Heavy and dense. The wood is straight on the truck. Ants do dwell in moist creveses making the problem worse.


 


Branches: Are frequent up the tree. There are always a branch above another within 5 feet unless pruned. The top branches grow upwards, while the lower grow slightly more horizintal.


 


Descripion: This is within the White Oak family. Oak trees all have tap roots which digs deep for stability. These trees are great trees to have around, but cause a problem with falling acorns on cars and the mailman. Sometimes, nets are installed

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