Latin Name: Quercus velutina Lam.
Height: Black oak trees can grow around 80 feet.
Bark: The Bark is smooth and gray at first but when the tree gets older the bark will get darker and thicker and will get wrinkles. the inner bark is Orange -yellow.
Leaves: The leaves can get to 10 inches with 7-9 lobes.On the top the leaves are shiny green but when they are flipped over it is a lighter green. The turn red in the fall.
Bud: The buds are half an inch long, fuzzy, and grayish brown.
Fruit: The fruit are acorns. 3-4 inches. It takes these fruits 2 years to fully grow. They are eaten by squirrels, deer, mice, and birds.