Shingle oak

From CAMEO
Jump to: navigation, search
Laurel oak tree

Description

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 www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Shingle_oak&oldid=54986"