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G: Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

This tree has a diameter of 48 inches and circumference of 151 inches.


As its name suggests, this medium-sized tree thrives in wet areas around bodies of water - it sometimes grows directly in the water! It is a common component of hardwood forests in the northeast and central United States, where it lives alongside sweetgum, pin oak, and red maple. Its acorns support a variety of wildlife species, and are beloved by ducks.


You can identify a Swamp White Oak by its gray, ridged bark. Its leaves are oval-shaped with large, irregular blunt teeth.

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