Oak, Sawtooth

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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 acutissima


Native to:
Japan, Korea, China, Himalaya

Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 40-60 feet

Additional Notes:
Sawtooth oak has been so widely planted in wildlife conservation areas that many outdoor enthusiasts think this species of Asian origin is native to the United States.  Some wildlife managers initially encouraged planting of this tree as a fast maturing source of acorns.  While the acorns are consumed voraciously by many species, some acorns have escaped their intended demise and sawtooth oak is now considered invasive in some areas.