Bartlett Tree Research Lab's Shumard Oaks

SPECIES: Quercus shumardii DIAMETER: 29.5 ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: No

Tree Location

Address:

13768 Hamilton Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

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Coordinates:

35.074779
-80.996480

 

History

It is cultivated at least as far north as Ottawa, Ontario and as far south as Lake Worth, Florida. It is tolerant of wide ranges of pH levels in soil. It is drought-resistant, and prefers partial to full sunlight. Shumard oaks begin to bear seeds at a minimum of 25 years of age, and the optimum age for seed development is 50 years of age. Shumard oaks are known to have reached at least 480 years of age.

Shumard oak lumber is grouped with other red oak lumber for use in flooring, furniture, interior trim, decorative molding, paneling, and cabinetry. The lumber of Shumard oak is considered "mechanically superior" to that of other red oaks.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_shumardii 

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