Arkansas' bottomlands are dominated by white oak family, namely the overcup oak
tree that handles flooding and moist soil better than other species.
shumardii) Other white oaks Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus), overcup oak
Dominant overstory species include overcup oak
(Quercus lyrata), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), willow oak (Q.
Among the other first-place record holders for loftiness in the canopy are a sweetgum (157 feet), a cherrybark oak (154), an American elm (135), a swamp chestnut oak (133), an overcup oak
(131), a common persimmon (127), and a laurel oak (125).
Joining this forest mosaic at sites with prolonged, but not continuous, standing water, are communities of such characteristic species as silver maple, cottonwood, sycamore, green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall), overcup oak
(Quercus lyrata Walter), pecan, shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa (Michx.
These plants will all want to be in dappled shade and moist but well-drained ground, so they go nicely at the foot of moisture-tolerant trees like Bald-cypress (Taxodium distichum), Overcup Oak
(Quercus lyrata), River Birch (Betula nigra) and Black-gum (Nyssa sylvatica)--these last two echoing the gold and red shades in fall foliage.
The tree species with the highest total dbh were Chinese Tallow Tree (18%) and overcup oak
(17%) while cow oak had the highest mean dbh (72.
canopy and an abundance of Carex joorii Bailey (DCA score 162-206), and wetter sites with an overcup oak
red maple (Acer rubrum), and water oak (Quercus nigra); with laurel oak (Quercus laurifolia), overcup oak
(Quercus lyrata), American elm (Ulmus americana), and water hickory (Carya aquatica).
Other white oaks include swamp white oak, (Quercus bicolor), chestnut oak (Quercus prinus), bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauzii), chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), overcup oak
(Quercus lyrata) and post oak (Quercus stellata).
The most notable losses were a 444-point overcup oak
in Bertie County, North Carolina; and a 357- point white poplar in Charlevoix, Michigan.
This area, containing one of the few remaining swamp cottonwood, bald cypress, and overcup oak
swamps in Indiana, is owned and maintained by the Division of Nature Preserves of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).