Species Spotlight – Quercus spp. terminal buds

Species Spotlight – Quercus spp. terminal buds

Listing of common oak tree terminal buds

Identifying oak trees in wintertime can be challenging.  Here is a quickie terminal bud guide to some of the more common oak trees.

Quercus acutissima (non-native)

Quercus alba


Quercus bicolor

Quercus coccinea

Quercus ilicifolia


Quercus imbricaria

Quercus macrocarpa

Quercus marilandica

Quercus muhlenbergii

Quercus palustris

Quercus phellos

Quercus rubra

Quercus velutina


Pictures sourced from a variety of University and state forestry websites.

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