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English Oak

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English oak tree

Species

Quercus robur

Family

Fagaceae

Campus Location

Northeast corner of west campus

Native Range

Most of Europe

Description

  • The English oak is a towering tree that is the largest of its kind in the United States.
  • The tree on Campus stands 96 feet tall, with a trunk four feet thick.
  • Deciduous, growing to more than 100 feet tall and 80 feet wide.
  • The English oak is susceptible to powdery mildew.
  • Landscape uses include shade, parks, large open areas and naturescaping.

History and significance:
The species is famous in England where its uses range from lumber to shipbuilding.

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