Bur oak – Quercus macrocarpa

The Bur oak grows to towering heights.  You could think of it as representing Texas where “everything’s bigger in Texas” because the tree is big, the leaves are big, & the acorns are big!  Large acorns give it the scientific species name of macrocarpa, which means “big fruit.”  This tree provides deep shade so plant one now so you & your family will still be able to enjoy its cooling effects & majesty.