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Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa

A young Bur Oak growing in a yard.

Bur Oak is a large, hardy, long-lived tree that is native to the Great Plains and Canada. It prefers adequate moisture and clean cultivation and will grow to a height of 50 feet or more.

Bur Oak seedlings growing in the greenhouse.

Bur oak is grown as a "plug" in the containers so will establish easily and have medium growth rates on a variety of sites - can even grow one to two feet a year on favorable sites. This year's crop was grown from seed collected in central North Dakota. Plant trees eight to twelve feet apart in windbreaks. Bur Oak is sold in lots of 50.

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Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:14:49 PM