BurOak - (Quercus macrocarpa) native to the eastern and midwestern US and south-central Canada, grows to be one of North America's most massive oak trees. It commonly lives to be 200 to 300 years old, and may become significantly older. The Bur oak is a tree that prefers to grow in the open, away from forest canopy. For this reason, it is an important tree on the eastern prairies and is often found near waterways in more forested areas. It is also a fire-resistant tree. The tree also possesses significant drought resistance by virtue of a long taproot. New trees may, after two to three years of growth, possess a 1 to 2 meter deep taproot.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Posted by Wayne at 8:05 AM