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G6800, Revised June 2008

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Large trees

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.

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