Plant Families / Quercus - Oaks
Long-lived and trouble-free, Quercus (Oaks) can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs noted for their lobed or toothed leaves, massive trunks and limbs and majestic silhouettes. The deciduous species often display brilliant fall color. One of the most distinguishing features of oak trees is their acorns, which are a valuable source of food for small mammals and birds. Handsome, stately and adaptable, oaks are excellent specimen trees.