Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)
Pat Breen, OSU
This adaptable tree will thrive along the street or in your backyard. Mature trees are stately with a broad form with spreading branches. The perfect tree for providing shade on hot summer days.
Power Line Approved: No
Min. street tree planting width: 6 feet
Mature Height: 50-60 feet
Mature Spread: 50 feet
Tree Shape: Broad pyramidal
Where to Plant:
Excellent street tree option for planting strips without overhead wires and at least 6 feet wide. Also makes a great yard tree.
Dark green leaves turn yellow-brown in fall. Leaves tend to stay on trees through winter.
Acorns provide a great source of food for wildlife.
Preferred Site Conditions:
Plant in full sun. Prefers well drained soils, but adaptable to wide range of soils.
Good pest resistance, but can be susceptible to oak wilt, anthracnose, and cankers.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 15 feet from house or building
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
Photo credit: Pat Breen, OSU
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