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Common Name: Bur Oak      Latin Name: Quercus macrocarpa      Size: 70 (min) to 80 (max)
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Quercus macrocarpa
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Maximum Height: 80 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
species: macrocarpa
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Size: 70 (min) to 80 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
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Foliage
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Summer
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Winter Form
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Age: Old
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Branch Pattern
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Age: Old
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Illinois State Champion
Location: Central Illinois
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter
Location: Seneca Gardens 2604 Trevilian Way Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 313
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 602
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Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891402583333300 Longitude: -77.007509616666700] Specimen: 1736
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856328250000000 Longitude: -84.231354200000000] Specimen: 2710
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.857295550000000 Longitude: -84.232024450000000] Specimen: 2736
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.858233650000000 Longitude: -84.231772166666700] Specimen: 2747
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 0.000000000000000 Longitude: 0.000000000000000] Specimen: 2842
Location: Chicago Botanical Garden
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 42.148305440000000 Longitude: -87.791662860000000] Specimen: 3692
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.843795780000000 Longitude: 2.355014420000000] Specimen: 4353
Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.931931140000000 Longitude: -77.052184990000000] Specimen: 8164
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National Zoo
Location: Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave SE

Location: Harrisburg, PA
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.262797130000000 Longitude: -76.881559860000000] Specimen: 10728
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State Capitol building
Location: Harrisburg, PA

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State Capitol building
Location: Harrisburg, PA

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