Turkey Oak Furry Acorn, Learned Something New Today

Turkey Oak Furry Acorn, Learned Something New Today

Sep 8, 2011
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During our short trip to the Nokiidaa Trail Link today I spotted furry looking acorn, something I never seen before. At first I thought may be the oak tree was sick.

The acorn was relatively shallow and broad, and the cup was furry, definitely different from the smooth cup of the English Oak, the one I am very much used to.

Well, the tree was not sick. It is just a different type of oak, a Turkey Oak (quercus cerris). I found the tree on the Nokiidaa Trail Link growing on the side of the bridge along the creek, the Aurora side of the trail.

Turkey Oak, Acorn, Nokiidaa Trail Link

Apparently the Turkey Oak is a fast growing tree (probably like Poplar tree) reaching to almost 40 m in height when matured. Because of its fast growing nature, the wood is usually of poorer quality than the other slower growing oak trees. However, the trees a very impressive looking and if it wasn’t of the distinctive acorn I would never known that it wasn’t the English Oak.

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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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