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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Laurel Oak

Quercus laurifolia
Family: Fagaceae

Natural History

Leaves of laurel oak | Photo credit: Larry Korhnak, University of Florida

Laurel oak is a tree of pleasing symmetry. It is fast growing, tall, and full.

Laurel oak is abundant in Florida's urban and rural areas, and is a common ornamental in other parts of the south. It also becomes a common component in pine forests, when fire is excluded from those systems.

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