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White Swamp oak
Quercus bicolor

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

Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to northeastern US and Canada. Large oval leaves with distinct difference in color of the top and bottom surfaces--green above and white below. Mature tree to 80'. Grows well in saturated soils along streams and lakes.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher