Location: 3rd. St.
Park: Niles Community Park
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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To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Hugh Danaher