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Black Oak
Quercus velutina

Native to eastern North America, this oak, also called Quercitron or Yellow-bark Oak, is commonly found on dry, upland soils. Mature trees grow to 20-25 m in height and have outer gray, furrowed bark that covers a distinctive yellow or orange inner bark. This inner bark is rich in tannins and was once used for tanning leather.

Habitat:Dry hillsides.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing up to 30 m tall.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring.
Longevity:Lives up to 200 years.
Presence in US:Al AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:ON
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