PlantFiles Pictures: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria) by riversandbar

It ranges from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, south to northwest Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Celtis occidentalis hackberry Tree Hackberry is adaptable and easily becomes established in undeveloped areas. If possible, do not start construction on sites with oak trees during the critical period of spring and early summer. Where are a cricket’s eardrums located? Bark: Gray to redddish-brown, becoming finely shreddy. Fruit: Acorns are 1/2 inch long, striated, round (but flattened at the cap); thin and saucer-like cap, covered with red-brown appressed scales; matures after 2 years, dispersed fall to early winter. Flower: Species is monoecious; males borne on slender yellow-green catkins; females borne on very short axilliary spikes, both appear very early with the leaves.

fastidiosa. Removing the tree infected with BLS may be necessary for safety. Zone 4. European hornbeam has found favor even as a street tree and also has attractive sinuous bark. Carotenoids dampen damage, caused by high light intensity, to the susceptible photosynthetic apparatus of senescing leaves. Leaves are alternate and are pinnately compound with numerous toothed leaflets. Choose wisely!

Form: A medium sized tree up to 90 feet tall with a rounded crown. Pyramidal in youth becoming rounded with age (25’ x 30’), it has deep green, sharply serrated leaves that turn yellow-brown in fall. Transfer them into individual pots, and into their permanent locations when they reach 4-5 inches tall. The typical homeowner is best suited to make a “root drench application” with imidacloprid insecticide, timed right just before bud break, which can disrupt the development of the next life cycle. Symptoms of bacterial leaf scorch on: (A) red maple, Acer rubrum (Courtesy J. This oak reaches 60 feet tall in ideal conditions and a whopping 80 to 100 feet wide. We recommend removing blighted branches as they occur.


Small acorns with long narrow leaf. We may attract and hold a mature animal on smaller tracts but when they are most vulnerable they are also most likely to travel and sometimes 10-25 miles. oligodon has been planted in New Guinea in an ancient (more than 3,000 years) silviculture by highland gardeners practicing an intensive traditional permaculture. Greg Smith of Arborsmith stated he saw fall color as early as the third week of August this year. Xylem-feeding sharpshooter leafhoppers and spittlebugs are known to spread the bacterium in grape and peach and are believed to be the vectors in landscape trees as well. There is no streaking of the sapwood with bacterial leaf scorch. The image shows an Illinois pin oak with BLS.

On a bumper year, deer can gain a lot of weight in just two weeks, while fawns and yearlings gain muscle, mass and bone while foraging on acorns. Immature leaves may also droop and roll lengthwise. No species of oak is known to be immune to this vascular disease. Don’t apply the mulch when the ground is cold or frozen (otherwise the mulch will keep the cold in and prevent the soil warming up) and ensure the soil is moist before applying it; it’s best to apply mulch between mid spring and autumn. It appears many oaks hold their leaves into winter to ward off browsing by animals like deer and elk. It is suggested that you call ahead to be certain you have prepared the correct sample and avoid resampling at your expense. BLS is not new but is appearing more frequently in landscape trees in various parts of the country.

Pieces of flat creek rock protrude from its sides offering kids a tempting but not safe access up its steep slopes. Here at the arboretum we compost them. Within 2 or 3 weeks, heavily affected trees will produce a new flush of leaves that may not have tatters. The medical and edible uses of the plant are limited. Many of its attributes are based on its history. Today it has a population of 15,000 persons. One might say we’re in a bit of a drought, and as we had discussed last week, intervention may be required in the form of supplemental watering, but some of our trees, especially Oaks, are already behind the eight ball.

The bacterial pathogen can slowly kill mature trees in 8-10 years. coccinea; southern red oak, Q. 1). Hey, just heard the answer to your question this am on a local L&G Show, so I can’t take credit for the ‘knowledge’… The pdf document here lists the trees made available to the public for 2010 and in previous years. There are 9 species of oak in the Yard, the most for a single genus (Quercus). A quick slice into the outer bark of a black walnut shows that it has a dark inner layer.

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Non-lobed – leaves either with a smooth margin or serrated (with teeth) and of many shapes – elliptical, oval, linear, heart-shaped, etc.