A tree that has no equal – the majestic Bur Oak!
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Bur Oak Deeply Furrowed Bark
There is one very special oak tree that I just love seeing in my day-to-day travels, the Bur oak.
Wow…. what a beautiful and majestic tree!
The Bur oak is from the white oak family of hard wood trees and can live well over 200 years.
When you find a Bur oak acorn on the ground, look up. Take a look at one of the most beautiful oak trees you will find in our area. Young, smaller sized wild growing Bur oak trees are difficult to transplant due to their very substantial tap root, but if you can wait a few years and have a few viable acorns you can plant your very own oak tree from seed.
In my opinion, these substantial trees add so much character to a landscape that their is simply no comparison. If you are fortunate enough to have towering mature Bur oaks growing on your property, consider yourself very lucky. Besides having to clean up occasional acorns and an abundance of leaves in the fall you will find no better shade tree. If you have the foresight and space available on your property, be sure to look into planting your very own Bur oak tree. Your kids and grandchildren will be very grateful you did.
Bur Oak Acorns
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