CHINQUAPIN OAK — Quercus muhlenbergei
A deciduous oak with a dull yellow fall color. This tree can get to 60 feet high and 40 feet across. Roughly a broad pyramid, this tree makes a open airy canopy and is a superb tree for yards and landscapes.
Although native to this area, the tree is not often found, the previous settlers prizing this wood for their houses and furniture. This tree produces an abundance of smaller acorns, which reputably are the sweetest of all.
The native Americans and wildlife relished this trees fruit.This tree is also highly adaptable in soils and water requirements, but seems to do best in a deeper alluvial (bottomland) soil with plenty of water.
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