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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii
Family: Fagaceae

Natural History

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).

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