Difficult to transplant.
Large shade tree used in parks and large lawns.
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.
Michigan Lower Peninsula
Soil PH Range
Acidic, sandy, loamy, wet, alkaline, clay soil
Dry, clay soil, drought
Oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, canker, leaf spots, powdery mildew
Scale,leaf miner, oak skeletonizer, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillar, nut weevils