Chestnut Oak

Quercus montana

Native to the eastern United States, this oak usually grows 18-22 m tall. This species is distinguished from other white oaks by its very thick, deeply ridged, dark gray-brown bark. Because of its high tannin content, the bark was once used to tan leather.
Habitat:
Dry, infertile soils as well as streambanks.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL CT DC DE GA IL IN KY LA MA MD ME MI MS NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI SC TN VA VT WV