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Oak Trees

A noble American tree, oak trees are found in many landscapes and
communities, adorning us with their stature and shade.

There are nearly 400 different species of oaks, both deciduous and
evergreen. Some of the most common species found in the Northeast
include the Red Oak, White Oak and Black Oak. Depending on the species,
oak trees can have gray, scaly bark or black furrowed bark.

Leaves are typically green and can be serrated or rounded, turning red
in the fall.

The yellowish-brown flower of the oak tree is produced in the spring
and is called a catkin.

Acorns are the fruit housing the seed which is enjoyed by squirrels and
other wildlife.

Oaks are durable trees which prefer rich, well-drained soil and have a
long life span if given the proper care and room to grow.

Oak trees range from 60-70 feet with spread 40-50 feet

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