Black Oak [BW-023]
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Grade Level:Early Elementary, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Item Type:Exhibit Case
Categories:Plants
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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