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Post Oak

Quercus stellata

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Photo Credit: Leaves. Wendy VanDyk Evans, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Acorns. Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org

Post oak are not available through the Tree Montgomery Shade Tree program. This tree profile is for information only. The post oak is found in dry, upland areas, and is very drought tolerant. However, it can be sensitive to soil compaction and disturbance. Its dark green, leathery leaves have a distinctive cross-shaped appearance. The post oak is typically a small tree, but there are many large post oaks found in Montgomery County, particularly along Travilah Road.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
40-50 FT
Mature
Crown Width
35-50 FT
Growth
Per Year
<1 FT

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