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Bur Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

80' x 60', yellow-brown fall color, course branching pattern, Hardiness Zone 2

A large, native tree that can be found growing in many types of soil.  It has a reputation as being an extremely slow grower, but when planted at the proper depth it can grow up to a foot in height each year when young.  Acorns will develop 40-50 years after planting. 

15" of annual growth on a lateral branch. 

Bur Oak Tree
Bur Oak