Black Oak Tree, Quercus kelloggii
Black Oak Tree Sheds its Leaves Late. The leaves of a Black Oak Tree are a shiny darker green on the top and the lighter shade of green on the bottom. The leaves of this tree sometimes have brown hairs on the bottom of them. When this type of tree is young, the bark is smooth and gray. When the tree gets older, the bark becomes thick and black. The bark of an older tree also has furrows, or as some call them wrinkles. These type of trees grow acorns at about two years of age. They grow well with other trees. They can also be grown near shrubs. It prefers to grow in moist soil. It can be grown in any setting with moist soil. They grow wonderful in all types of soils. They are very easy to grow and a great way to bring a lot of color onto a lawn. They are covered in gorgeous green leaves in the spring and summer and provide lots of color in the fall months as the leaves change to a golden color. The leaves on this tree are larger and provide wonderful shade in the hotter months.