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Fagaceae -- Beech family

    Ivan L. Sander

    Chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), sometimes called  yellow chestnut oak, rock oak, or yellow oak, grows in alkaline  soils on limestone outcrops and well-drained slopes of the  uplands, usually with other hardwoods. It seldom grows in size or  abundance to be commercially important, but the heavy wood makes  excellent fuel. The acorns are sweet and are eaten by several  kinds of animals and birds.

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Ivan L. Sander

Source: Silvics of North America

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