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Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak)

Price: $20
Size: 2 gallon pot
Light: Full Sun
Type: Tree
Straight species; A great native tree that supports over 300 insects
Photo by Bill Seaman

The stately bur oak, native to the Midwest, is a great choice as a shade tree and for specimen plantings in parks, spacious yards, and other large areas. Its massive trunk has gray to brown furrowed bark and its branches bear lustrous dark green leaves that turn yellow-brown in fall. Large acorns with fringed caps attract birds and small mammals. This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research. (Source: The Morton Arboretum)

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