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|Species: Quercus velutina
Black oak tree bark is dark gray-black, blocky, and furrowed.
The leaves are alternate and simple, 4 to 10 inches long, and have between 7 and 11 deeply pointed lobes. They are leathery and shiny green.
In the fall, the leaves turn dull red.
Habitat & Range
Black oak live in dry soils across most of the eastern half of the United States.
The acorns of this tree have a shaggy bowl.
Featured image by James Dake.