Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), also spelled “chinkapin” oak, is a deciduous species of tree in the white oak group (Quercus sect. Quercus). The species was often called Quercus acuminata in older literature. The Chinquapin Oak is native to eastern and central North America. It ranges from Vermont to Minnesota, south to Florida, and west to New Mexico in the United States. In Canada it is only found in southern Ontario, and in Mexico it ranges from Coahuila south to Hidalgo.

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Tim O’Brien talk about one of his favorite trees. Video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Tim O’Brien.

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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.