GLEBE TREES AND SHRUBS
Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Photo on left taken April 29, 2009, Popes Lane at Broadway.
April 24, 2009.
Note ridging on branchlets.
These photos were taken May 11 and June 21, 2008 at Brown's inlet and Pope's lane at Broadway.
NotesI am pretty sure this is bur oak. The buds hug the branch (not shown). Warty ridges on some branchlets.
Oaks are divided into red oaks and white oaks. Red oaks have bristle-tipped lobes, while white have rounded
lobes or large regular teeth. Bur oak is a white oak.
Similar speciesWhite oak has no large terminal lobe, and the lateral buds diverge from the twig. It has no
corky ridges on branchlets. White oak bark is not deeply furrowed like bur oak.
English oak: the leaves have little lobes like ears at the base. There is one at Fletcher's, just at the
plaque where the walking path starts at the parking lot.
List of trees and shrubs with alternate, simple, untoothed leaves