Leaf Identification

The leaves of the Bur Oak are 6″ to 12″ long with 5 to 9 rounded lobes. They are a dark green and leathery. They change to a yellowish-brown color in the fall.

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Twig and Bud Identification

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Bark Identification

The Bur Oak has dark gray to brown bark with deep furrows.

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Fruit Identification

The Bur Oak has large, fringed acorns that have on average a 2″ diameter.

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Flower Identification

The flowers of the Bur Oak are greenish-yellow. Bur Oaks are monoecious, but both male and female catkins are insignificant (small).

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