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Water oak
Quercus nigra

Location: 3rd. St.
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to the southern states of the US. Leaves are broadly lobed and variable in shape. Leaves persist well into winter. Mature trees to 70' with a 50 to 70 year lifespan. This tree grows best along streams and fresh water lakes. Also called Possum oak

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher