Oak, Shingle

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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 imbricaria


Native to:
Midwestern and Upper South regions of North America, from southern New York west to northern Illinois and eastern Kansas, and south to central Alabama and Arkansas

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

Additional Notes:
Adapted to a wide range of Midwestern soil conditions and relatively easy to grow as a landscape tree, shingle oak is common in many settings throughout our region.   Its small acorns are edible even to fairly small birds making this one of the most beneficial oaks for wildlife.