Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

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 A good “all around” oak, the black oak can commonly be found in a variety of places. This oak will tolerate higher and drier sites but is also typical of sites slightly above bottoms. A member of the red oak family, the black oak is a great tree for future timber use. The black oak is often accused of being high in tannins and a common misconception is that black oak acorns are not palatable to wildlife. This is not entirely true; black oak has significant wildlife value and is an important tree to add to your oak tree collection.

Type:

Zone:

 Red Oak Section

6-9

Soil pH: 4.5 - 6.0
Mature Height: 90'
Wildlife Value: Acorn is source of food for wild turkey, deer squirrel, grouse, and other small mammals.
Site Preference: Naturally occurs on dry uplands. Best growth occurs on lower slopes in rich, well-drained soils.
Nut Maturity Date: October to early November
Alias: Yellow Oak, Quercitron Oak, Yellow Bark Oak, Smooth Bark Oak

 

 

Zone 6-9