bur oak
(Quercus macrocarpa Michx.)
Tree Number 207 in the VT Campus Tree Inventory

Location: On the drillfield, across from Burruss Hall; GPS: 37.227937, -80.423313

  • DBH 55 inches
  • Crown Spread 100+ feet
  • Height 75 feet
  • Description: This tree is one of the largest and most visible trees on campus. Anyone who has trekked across the drillfield should remember this landmark. Although it is not native to this area, this bur oak thrives in its planted location. Bur oak is a very drought-tough tree common to dry uplands, sandy plains, and prairie grasslands. The wood is commercially valuable and acorn production benefits wildlife. Bur oaks are relatively easy to grow and are often used for shade trees, or shelterbelt plantings.

    More Information on bur oak:
  • University of Florida Extension Infomation
  • VT Dendrology Fact Sheet
  • VT Landowner Fact Sheet
  • Flora of North America
  • USDA Plants Database
  • USDA Silvics of North America
  • See more VT Notable Trees