Bur oak tree

Discover the beauty and benefits of planting bur oak trees in your landscape. Explore top varieties and learn how to care for these majestic trees for a stunning outdoor space.
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Quercus macrocarpa Despite its acorns being called “frilled,” there is nothing dainty about the bur oak tree. The frills around its gigantic acorn are wild and woolly, and the top of the cap is corky and tough like the armor of an old-time gladiator. Its bark, too, is rough and dark, and the trunk massive. Landscape architects call its crown “coarse textured” and loggers and woodworkers are attracted to its very hard wood. Pioneers were amazed when they first encountered the “oak openings”…

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