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Bur Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Mature Height: 70-80'
Growth Rate: Slow
Seed Source: Michigan Lower Peninsula

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Notes
Difficult to transplant.

Uses
Large shade tree used in parks and large lawns.

Wildlife Value
Acorn is a good source of food for wood ducks, wild turkey, whitetail deer, rabbits, mice, squirrels and more.

History & Lore
This oak was used in the pioneer days when travelers would be in need of wagon tongue, wheel hubs, or spoke.

Hardiness Zones
3-8

Tree Type
Decidious

Tree Subtype
Oak

Mature Height
70-80'

Mature Spread
80'

Growth Rate
Slow

Seed Source
Michigan Lower Peninsula

Sun Preference
Full sun

Soil PH Range
4.5-7.0

Soil Preference
Acidic, sandy, loamy, wet, alkaline, clay soil

Tolerant
Dry, clay soil, drought

Intolerant
Shade

Diseases
Oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, canker, leaf spots, powdery mildew

Pests
Scale,leaf miner, oak skeletonizer, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillar, nut weevils

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care