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English Oak
Catalogue A# 2004-020  DG11
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 40" W 

Quercus x

Origin: English oak/bur hybrid cross (Q.roburx Q macrocarpa)

Location: Left side of Bison exhibit entrance

Number in accession: 1

Note: Re-sprout from original trunk. Small specimen. Pruned and cleaned 2018. Seemed healthy 2018.

Note: Specimen too small for proper valuation. Will re-examine in future.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 75-100 feet
Mature Width: 75-100 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 ), Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Moderately Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Messy fruit/plant parts
        Season of Interest: Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous, Yellow
        Shape or Form: Broad, Round
        Growth Rate: Slow
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Migrant bird

CRITIQUE

English oak is a long-lived oak with a broadly rounded to spreading habit with a short trunk. It is an excellent specimen tree or can be planted in a grouping in large open landscapes. The acorns form a valuable food source for several small mammals and some birds but trees may take up to 20 years to produce fruit.

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