Shumard Oak Tree- Quercus Shumardii
The Shumard Oak Tree is also called the Texas Oak Tree and is adapted to grow from Texas north to Canada and southward to Florida. The Shumard Oak Tree towers as one of the largest specimen oak trees-120 feet and can live to an age of 500 years. The Shumard Oak Tree does not produce acorns until age 25, however, the large acorn is a good food source for many wildlife animals and game birds. The leaf color is a brilliant maroon color during the fall, and the tree when planted as a shade tree near houses does not compete with other plant aggressively. The Shumard Oak Tree is valuable as a hardwood flooring and furniture making.