An Oak, Quercus imbricaria, found in central U.S. Shingle oak is primarily used to make shingles and clapboard for houses.
Synonyms and Related Terms
laurel oak; Quercus imbricaria
Medium tree growing to 20 m with oval crown Bark=gray-brown with broad ridges and shallow furrows Leaves=lanceolate without any lobes Fruit=small rounded acorns with bowl shaped cap, maturation takes two years
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Website address 1 Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)