Bur Oak

#15 - Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

A majestic presence at the corner of Magill Library, this Bur Oak appears on William Carvill's original campus plan of 1834. Construction of the curved ramp entrance to the 1968 library addition further preserved this massive tree by lessening the impact on the tree’s roots. Bur Oaks are easily identified by their "woolly" capped acorns and broad, round lobed leaves.

Bur Oak
Bur Oak