Richardson’s Oak

15-2     A newly named spontaneous hybrid oak from Texas, this is Richardson’s oak (Quercus ×richardsonii), a natural hybrid of Lacey oak (Q. laceyi) and bur oak (Q. macrocarpa). The tree is one of two given to Starhill Forest Arboretum by International Oak Society member David Richardson, for whom it was named, and this one was donated to Oak Ridge Cemetery in 2015. It was grown from seed collected in a grove of the hybrid trees where the two parent species can be found in close proximity.

Location:

39.81961 N, 89.66315 W

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