Location and Notable Facts
- Other names
- Scientific Family
- Size (Width/Height/Growth/DBH)
- Rarely exceeds 80 feet in height and can get up to 6 feet or more in DBH
- Acorn covered in a fringed cup. This acorn is the largest of any other oak species in the state. Often 1.5 inches or more in diameter.
- Leaf Arrangement
- Simple and alternate
- 6-12 inches long and 3-6 inches wide
Photo credit to Illinois Wildflowers
- Bark Arrangement
- Light gray deeply furrowed on old trees
Photo credit to U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Few pests and diseases cause serious damage
- Insect problems occur with Oak Webworm, Oak Skeletonizer, Solitary Oak Leafminer, variable Oakleaf Caterpillars, June Beetles and Oak Lacebug.
- Acorn-inhabiting curculionid Conotrachelus and Curcurlio weevils cause damage to acorns.
- Oak wilt spreads through root grafts of adjacent trees
- Susceptible to be attacked by Cotton Root Rot and Strumella canker.
- Comparisons to similar trees
- Ornamental shade tree
- Railroad ties, cabinetry, barrels, hardwood flooring and fence posts
- Local Location / History:
- Located on the lawn at the corner of Cedar and Whittington streets on the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts campus.