Bur oak is a Missouri native found throughout Missouri. It is adaptable from lowland areas to ridge tops and tolerates urban conditions well. This is a large tree which can live for centuries and is usually best suited to large public areas or very large lawns.
Its acorn matures in one year and is the largest acorn of all oaks, up to 2” long, ½ to ¾ of which is covered by a fuzzy cap. The acorn provides food for deer and rodents. Bur oak wood is used for furniture, fences, flooring, cabinets and boat decks as well as fuel.