Chestnut Oak TreeQuercus prinus
Chestnut Oak is a small short growing oak tree that grows natively from Canada to Florida on ridges and mountains. Chestnut Oak grows best in silt and clay soils. Chestnut Oak grows extremely slow and only rarely grows two feet in a single year. Chestnut Oak can adapt to many types of soils but prefers moist, well-drained soils and can often be found growing near large rocks and rocky zones. Chestnut Oak is an important food source for many types of animals as the acorns that fall provide a food source during the winter months.