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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Shumard Oak
(Quercus shumardii)

Donated by Tom & Kathie Wernsman
Tree Map Location: # 57
In Memory of Marvin Sprehe

Shumard Oak tree Shumard Oak leaf Shumard Oak bark Shumard Oak fruit Shumard Oak twig

Leaf: Alternate, simple, 4 to 7 inches long, 5 to 9 lobes with coarse bristle tips, sinuses extend more than halfway to midrib, shiny dark green above, pale green below.  
Flower: Monoecious; males are long hanging catkin in clusters, light green; females single or paired on a short stalk, appearing with the leaves.  
Fruit: Acorn, single or paired, 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long, oblong-ovoid; shallow, bowl-shaped, scaly cap covering less than 1/3 of acorn.  
Twig: Moderately stout, grayish brown, glabrous, clustered terminal buds are 1/4 inch long, grayish brown, smooth or slightly fuzzy.  
Bark: Grayish brown, developing dark, deep furrows, with light gray to white scaly ridge tops.  
Form: A large southern oak, often over 100 feet tall and several feet in diameter, with a clear bole and a broad, spreading crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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