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Fagaceae -- Beech family

    M B Edwards

    Shumard oak (Quercus shumardii) is one of the largest  southern red oaks. Other common names are spotted oak, Schneck  oak, Shumard red oak, southern red oak, and swamp red oak. It is  a lowland tree and grows scattered with other hardwoods on moist,  well-drained soils associated with large and small streams. It  grows moderately fast and produces acorns every 2 to 4 years that  are used by wildlife for food. The wood is superior to most red   oaks, but it is mixed indiscriminately with other red oak lumber  and used for the same products. This tree makes a handsome shade  tree.

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M B Edwards

Source: Silvics of North America

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