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.
- Dry woodlands.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing to 25 m.
- Bloom Time:
- Early spring to early summer.
- 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