Post Oak

Quercus stellata

This oak is native to the eastern United States and, as its common name implies, is used to construct fence posts because of its hard, rot-resistant wood. The trees grow to 10-15 m in height and produce distinctive leathery, cross-shaped leaves. The wood of this species is also popularly used for smoking meat.
Habitat:
Dry woodlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 25 m.
Bloom Time:
Early spring to early summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD MO MS NC NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA WV