Common Name: Chinkapin Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus muehlenbergii
Habitat: Woodlands, Ledges, Slopes
Height: Up to 60 feet
Light: Full sun
Soil: Average, Well drained
Other: Mildly toxic
Description: Chinkapin Oak is a native deciduous tree that grows naturally in woodlands and along ledges and slopes in full sun, and can adapt to a variety of soil conditions. Chinkapin Oak can be identified by its glossy, dentated chestnut-like leaves and its shaggy, light gray bark. These photos of a Chinkapin Oak were taken behind the Field House at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.