Bur Oak - Quercus Macrocarpa
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is a large, slow-growing tree that is native to Wisconsin. It is found in a variety of habitats, including dry prairies, sandy soils, and open woodlands. Bur Oaks can live for hundreds of years and reach heights of over 100 feet. They have distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that turn a beautiful golden brown in the fall. The acorns of Bur Oaks are large and heavily ridged. They are a valuable food source for wildlife, including squirrels, deer, and turkeys. Bur Oaks are also an important part of the Wisconsin ecosystem. They help to prevent soil erosion and provide shelter for many species of birds and animals.
Here are some additional facts about Bur Oak trees in Wisconsin: