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|Grade Level:||Early Elementary, Elementary, Middle School, High School|
|Item Type:||Exhibit Case|
|Topics:||Plants, Woodland, North America, Chicago Area|
With over eighty kinds of oaks native to North America, the most common oak in Chicago is a giant. The Black Oak can soar to well over one hundred feet, with a trunk diameter stretching seven feet across. This tree grows best in clay or on dry, sandy hillsides and can live to almost two hundred years. This display examines the different aspects of the Oak tree with specimens from both the male and female flowers, as well as a flowering tree.
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