List of Trees 31-60 Oak (Chinkapin)

Quercus mueh/enbergii Engelan

Family: Fagaceae

A deciduous tree of the white Oak Family: whose name comes from the resemblance of the leaves to chestnut or chinquapin, It is especially known for its sweet acorns. The acorns are sweet and palatable. The nuts contained inside the thin shell are among the sweetest of any Oak. These acorns provide a source of food for both wildlife and people. The acorns are eaten by squirrels, mice, voles, chipmunks, deer, turkey, and other birds. The wood is a durable hardwood prized for many types of construction.