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Quercus velutina



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Quercus velutina
Black oak

Noticeably blocky, the dark gray-black bark is moderately ridged and furrowed with horizontal breaks in the ridges. Yellow-orange cracks can be found at the bottom of the furrows. The blocky bark easily differentiates this species from the vertically striped ridged and furrowed bark of the red oak.

 
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