Nuttall Oak (Quercus texana) is a large tree in the red oak family group. Nuttall Oaks can grow up to at least 80 feet, and, like other oaks, produce acorns as their fruit. Nuttall Oaks are similar in characteristics and appearance to other oaks like the Pin Oak and the Shumard Oak, both of which also call the Old Town Arboretum home, but the Nuttall Oak is native to the south-central United States, present in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois. Nuttall Oaks are fast-growing and turn a splendid shade of red in the autumn. Despite some initial obscurity, the Nuttall Oak is gaining popularity in horticultural circles.
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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.