Shingle oak

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Laurel oak tree


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

Other Properties

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 (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)

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