Also called ◼︎ eastern black oak.  Its outer-bark is black, and inner-bark is yellow (other sources) or green (seen by this author when fresh-shaved).   One of the red oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to southern 🇨🇦 Canada, and eastern 🇺🇸 USA.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease (OWD)  Bretziella fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood is used to make furniture and barrels.

Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Great shade tree.

Learn more about ◼︎ black oak Quercus velutina

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