Also called bear oak.  One of the red oaks.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Appalachia and New England.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease Ceratocystis fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 452 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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