List of Trees 31-60 Oak (Laurel)

Quercus hemispheerica Bartram ex willd

Family: Fagaceae

Laurel Oak has been widely planted in the South as an ornamental, perhaps because of the attractive leaves from which it takes its common name. Large crops of Laurel Oak acorns are produced regularly and are an important food for white-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrels, wild turkeys, ducks, quail, and smaller birds and rodents. It has no value as lumber but makes good fuelwood.