Pubescent Oak

94-19     Pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens) is a tree of dry, alkaline habitats in southern Europe and is analogous in many respects to the native post oaks we can find on south-facing acidic slopes in a few places here at Oak Ridge at the northern edge of their own range. This one came from a known hardy source grown as accession 695-61 by the Morton Arboretum in northern Illinois. Even so, you might notice the perennial bark crack on the south side, which indicates that the tree is only grudgingly happy in our climate.

Location:

39.824459 N, 89.662310 W

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