Oak, Shumard

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Quercus shumarkii


Native to:
Kansas to southern Michigan to North Carolina, Florida and Texas

Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 40-60 feet, can reach over 100 feet high

Additional Notes:
Shumard oak is capable of achieving larger size and greater age and tolerates a wider range of soil conditions relative to the other red oaks.  Like the other oaks, acorns are used by many wildlife species. However this species is somewhat slow to bear fruit, requiring 25 years of growth before producing acorns.