Bur Oak stands tall
One of the more magnificent sites in an Iowa winter is a Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) stretching its branches across a chilly and fallow landscape. INHF’s land stewardship staff encountered this towering tree during a brush burn last week at our Gardner property in Boone County. Bur Oaks are one of the most fire-resistent trees and often make up the oak savannas that line grasslands and prairies throughout the Midwest.
Beautiful, isn’t it? Do you have any Bur Oaks near where you live?
photo by Melanie Louis, INHF Land Stewardship Assistant