Quercus macrocarpa. BUR OAK. Manitoba to Texas to Maine
FAGACEAE (Oak or beech family)

This slow-growing deciduous oak is the common spreading shade tree of the Great Plains. A highly variable tree, it tolerates a wide range of conditions. The acorns caps are fringed. Two trees grow about 25 yards from the intersection of Campus Drive East and Galvez Street, along the path to Frost Amphitheater.

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus oaks: Quercus -- Oak Notes | Quercus agrifolia | Quercus cerris | Quercus chrysolepis | Quercus coccifera calliprinos | Quercus coccinea | Quercus diversifolia | Quercus douglasii | Quercus engelmannii | Quercus greggii | Quercus ilex | Quercus kelloggii | Quercus lobata | Quercus macrocarpa | Quercus marilandica | Quercus mexicana | Quercus palustris | Quercus parvula shreveii | Quercus robur | Quercus rubra | Quercus suber | Quercus virginiana | Quercus wislizeni

Illustrations (links open new windows): Oak Gallery

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