Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Swamp Chestnut Oak
(Quercus michauxii nutt)

Donated by KC Collegiate FFA
Tree Map Location: # 131
In Honor of KC Collegiate FFA

Swamp Chestnut Oak  tree Swamp Chestnut Oak  leaf Swamp Chestnut Oak  twig Swamp Chestnut Oak  bark Swamp Chestnut Oak  fruit


Leaf: Alternate, simple, obovate, 4 to 8 inches long, 3 to 5 inches wide, margin with large round blunt teeth, dark green and shiny above, pale and downy below.  
Flower: Monoecious; male flowers are yellow-green long catkins (2 to 4 inches long); females are green to reddish, very small in leaf axils, appearing in mid-spring with the leaves.  
Fruit: Acorn, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, chestnut brown, bowl-shaped cup covers about 1/3 of nut, cap is rough scaly, stalk is short.  
Twig: Moderately stout, smooth or quite fuzzy, orangish brown, terminal bud 1/4 inch long, reddish brown, buds cluster near ends of twig.  
Bark: Moderately stout, smooth or quite fuzzy, orangish brown, terminal bud 1/4 inch long, reddish brown, buds cluster near ends of twig.  
Form: Well-formed tree becoming quite large (80 feet tall) with a narrow crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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