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Quercus imbricaria

Shingle Oak

Large tree with drooping lower lateral branches. Simple leaves (not lobed) with bristle at tip. Shiny dark green above, hairy on lower surface. Acorns spherical, about ½”. Prefers moist rich well drained acid soil. Native to Midwestern US. 50-60’ x 50-75’.

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UConn

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.

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