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Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muhlenbergii)
This beautiful white oak is an excellent shade tree for large yards or acreage plantings. Its acorns, widely prized by the American Indian, have been a valuable forage throughout the years. The chinquapin oak has a stately form, with a narrow crown and large, textured leaves. Fall color is often a rich gold or purple. The tree is highly resistant to oak wilt.
Chinquapin oak is deer resistant but young trunks need to be protected from rubbing antlers.