Leaves and acorns of Shumard oak | Photo credit: Larry Korhnak, University of Florida
The Shumard oak is one of the largest species in the southern red oak group. It can typically reaches 90-125 feet in height and four to five feet in diameter.
Its long bole supports a broad, open crown. The root system is extensive and moderately shallow. It is named for a state geologist of Texas, Benjamin Franklin Shumard (1820-69).