Broadleaf deciduous tree that grows into the largest of North American oaks. Often 70-90' in height, and known to live up to 600 years.
Deep valley soil, abundant water, full sun.
Historically, it was primarily used as firewood and as a source of commercial charcoal.
70-90'+ at maturity
Often exceeds ht. at maturity
Male flowers are yellow-green catkins; females small, often solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3.
Leaves are five to ten centimeters in length and are roundly and deeply lobed.
Thick, ridged bark (like alligator hide), pewter in color.
Valley oaks are the tallest hardwood trees in the world, and the sturdy trunk of this tree can exceed 9' in diameter.