Shumard Oak - Quercus shumardii
Widely ranging across the South to Texas and north to Ohio, Shumard Oak is a medium-sized or large tree. Also known as Swamp Red Oak, it grows in moist habitats along rivers and higher locations (to 1,600 feet or so). Although widely distributed it is not common and grows in mixed woodlands. The trunk is straight and tall, and the bark has whitish ridges; it becomes furrowed with age. The leaves are up to 8 inches in length and broadest towards the tip. They have 5-9 deeply divided lobes, each with a bristly "tooth." The acorn is enclosed within a shallow cup and ripens in two years.