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Shingle Oak

Shingle Oak leaves
Photo credit: Michelle Campbell, CC-0

Shingle Oak
(Quercus imbricaria)

Availability:

  • Out for the season

Height:

  • 50 to 80 feet

Classification:

  • Native
  • Tree

Sun:

  • Full sun to Part sun

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to Moist

Provides food for:

  • Squirrels and chipmunks (nuts),
  • White-tailed deer (nuts and foliage),
  • Rabbits (foliage)
  • Woodpeckers (nuts),
  • Songbirds (nuts),
  • Turkey (nuts),
  • Quail (nuts),
  • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

  • Member of the red oak group – acorns take 2 years to mature
  • Used by pioneers to make shingles

Native Range:

USDA Range Map for Shingle Oak
Map credit: USDA Plants Database