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bur oak

n.
A deciduous oak tree (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America, having deeply lobed leaves, acorns enclosed within a deep fringed cup, and hard durable wood.
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bur oak

n
(Plants) an E North American oak, Quercus macrocarpa, having fringed acorn cups and durable timber
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Noun1.bur oak - medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cupsbur oak - medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close-grained wood
white oak - any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf
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In contrast to the broad spreading growth form of the bur oaks on the ridgetop, the large basswood, elm and walnut trees are tall and slender with most of the branches concentrated at the crown, providing evidence that the ravines were also forested when these trees were young.
The mature bur oaks at this site average 84.0 cm in diameter.
michauxii Nutt.), Shumard's red, and bur oaks, along with shellbark hickory, hackberry, American elm (Ulmus americana L.), or, locally, green hawthorn (Crataegus viridis L.), or Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioica (L.) K.
Including nuts in your diet along with the exercise you'll get gardening may allow you to live as long as those classic Bur Oaks that adorn our prairie landscape.
The current distribution of bur oak, with large trees located on drier river-front sites and numerous seedlings readily apparent throughout the forest, also points to a changing water table, as bur oaks cannot withstand prolonged periods of inundation.
Take a winding footpath up and around a gravel kame graced with rugged old bur oaks, delicate wildflowers, the melody of birds and subtlety of butterflies.
Each has distinctly different leaf shapes and is easy to identify, but bur oaks also have a unique, thick, cork-like bark that is deeply grooved.
Along with big bur oaks, these trees are all that remain of the original fire- and bison-maintained savanna that served as the hunting grounds for Native Americans north of the Ohio, and as a magnet to Daniel Boone and the pioneers from the colonies.
editor: Here in Nashville we are lucky to have several big, old bur oaks throughout Davidson County and the metro area.
Bur oaks are tough trees with few serious insect or disease problems.
Beginning this fall and continuing until next spring, the company will donate groves of Minuteman River Birches and Mark Twain Cave Bur Oaks to each of the eight communities.