“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A massive & majestic, long-lived and beautiful oak with year-long interest. A dominant tree in many Missouri woods, with round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns. Foliage color is pinkish-white when emerging, opening to a medium green in summer, brown to various shades of wine red in fall. May hold leaves until early winter. Bark is ash-gray & scaly. A durable and long-lived tree. New root pruning & fertilization techniques in nursery production have made oaks easier to transplant and have given them faster growth rates.
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)