Oak, Swamp White

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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 bicolor


Native to:
Quebec to Georgia, west to Michigan and Arkansas

Mature Height and Width:
50-60 feet by 50-60 feet

Additional Notes:
As the name suggests, swamp white oak is one of the keystone species of forested wetlands throughout the Midwest.  Given its ability to grow to a large size and persist longer than many of its competitors, individual swamp white oak trees are often a steady and prolific source of acorns within the most grandiose bottomlands and flatwoods forests of our region.