Bur Oak

Bur-Oak


Although too large for most home landscapes, bur oak makes a majestic tree in a park setting. It is considered somewhat difficult to transplant but, once established, it tolerates urban conditions better than most oaks. Its large, fringed acorns are a novelty but may be a nuisance.

  • Maximum height: 80 feet

  • Relative growth rate: Poor

  • Freedom from insect pests: Good

  • Freedom from disease problems: Excellent

  • Resistance to storm damage: Excellent

  • Will grow on poorly drained soil: Poor

  • Will grow in hot, dry areas: Good

  • Easy to transplant: Poor

  • Withstands city conditions: Excellent


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