Bur Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Also called the Mossycup Oak, this large deciduous tree is native to North America. Though slow-growing, this oak can be massive, reaching heights of 35 m with a trunk over 3 m in diameter. Adult trees produce acorns that are the largest of any North American oak. These acorns are eaten by a variety of wildlife, including American black bears.
Habitat:
Dry uplands and moist bottomlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 25 m tall, branches and branchlets with corky-winged projections.
Bloom Time:
Early to mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA SD TN TX VA VT WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB MB NB ON QC SK