Sawtooth Oak

Common Name: Sawtooth Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus acutissima

Family: Fagaceae

Type: Deciduous

Habitat: Naturalized Areas, Woodlands

Native: No

Height: Up to 60 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Acidic, Well drained

Description: Sawtooth Oak, which is named after its toothed, saw-like leaves, is a non-native deciduous Oak tree that was brought to the United States from Asia. Sawtooth Oak, which can be identified by its glossy, dark green leaves with saw-like, serrated edges, prefers to grow in moist, acidic soil in full sun. Although Sawtooth Oak is not native to the United States, it has naturalized in many states, including Kentucky. These photos of a Sawtooth Oak were taken behind the Field House at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.