BUR OAK - QUERCUS MACROCARPA

buroak-banner

Common Name: bur oak

Scientific Name: 
Family:
Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: macrocarpa

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 60 to 80 ft
Width: 60 to 80 ft

Description:​ These long lived trees are native Minnesota. They can still be found in their natural environment in the prairies and plains, tolerating drought conditions. The bur oak can grow to be quite large and may be unsuitable for someprivate property, but are great as park trees.

These trees are part of the white oak group and have more success tolerating oak wilt, but still need to be pruned in the dormant season. The main disease affecting bur oaks is bur oak blight (BOB). BOB is caused by a fungal pathogen that causing leaves to brown and fall prematurely. 

buroak-bark
buroak-form
buroak-fruit
buroak-foliage
buroak-bud