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Cherrybark Oak2 locationsPlant
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Feb 25 2014
Carolyn H. Wolff Park
DivisionMagnoliophyta - Flowering plant
FamilyFagaceae - Beech, Oak
Prime BloomUnknown
BloomsUnknown - Unknown
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Quercus Pagoda

Cherrybark oak, one of the southern red oaks, is also in a class of the largest southern oaks. The small rounded acorn fruit ripens the second year -- a charateristic of red oaks. It is a valuable tree for hardwood production, and is commonly used for lumber, verneer and furniture. Cherrybark oak is one of the best oaks for timber along the rivers of the Coastal Plain.

Height: 78-130 ft.
Spread: 88 ft.
Trunk: 11 ft. circumference

Lifespan: 80-175 years

Climate: Best on bottoms and well-drained terraces as well as alluvial sites of the Coastal Plain and lower Piedmont. Seldom found on wet or swampy soils.

Leaf Identification: Bristle tipped lobes, bright green above, duller and may be scruffy-hairy beneath and on petiole.

Source: Carolyn H. Wolff Park informational sign.
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