Quercus macrocarpa
bur oak

Fagaceae (beech family)
Manitoba to Texas to Maine
Quercus macrocarpa leaves. John Rawlings

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.

Quercus macrocarpa leaf and acorn. From: Howard E. McMinn & Evelyn Maino, An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.