Hybrid Oak 94-28

Tree Description:

94-28    This hybrid oak (Quercus ×megaleia) was grown from seed collected in Macoupin County. The parent tree, a hardy overcup oak tree (Quercus lyrata) growing well north of the normal natural range, was pollinated by an adjacent bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa).  It has very large acorns and, as an F1 hybrid, displays great vigor.

Location:     39.825922 N, 89.662624 W

Map:     Get walking directions here.

Tree Description:
94-28
    A rare hybrid oak (Quercus ×megaleia) derived from Quercus lyrata × Q. macrocarpa as an F1 cross, this tree was planted here as a first generation seedling of overcup oak (Quercus lyrata). The parent tree yielded several typical seedlings that we planted here in 1994, but this particular one had been pollinated by an adjacent bur oak. It is showing hybrid vigor and already is much larger than its half-siblings and most of our other 1994 trees.

Location:     39.825917 N,  89.662606 W

Map:     Get walking directions here.

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