94-15 The Emperor oak (Quercus dentata) is an ornamental species from eastern Asia. We have several of these unusual trees scattered around the grounds. This one has been grown at Starhill Forest Arboretum from the beautiful acorns of some of the oldest specimens in Illinois, collected in China by the Morton Arboretum. It will breed true because it is not closely related enough to any American oaks to hybridize.
Location: 39.823202 N, 89.662179 W
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