96-10 Bur oak is one of the most adaptable, long lived, and common of all oaks in our area. This one came from a tree with exceptionally long acorns, collected at Camp Lincoln. Our tree hosts Andricus galls, which are relatively harmless but make interesting feathery bumps on the twigs. Compare these galls with the common Cynipid bullet galls on the swamp white oak growing adjacent to the southeast. They frequently are found on bur oaks as well.
Location: 39.823229 N, 89.663476 W
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