Common Name: Shingle Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus imbriaria
Habitat: Woodlands, Meadows, Slopes, Along Streams and Rivers
Height: Up to 70 feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Well drained, Adaptable
Description: Shingle Oak is a deciduous oak tree that is native to the Eastern United States and grows most abundantly in woodlands, meadows, or slopes along the Ohio River Valley. Unlike most oak trees, which have lobed leaves, the Shingle Oak can be identified by its glossy, dark green, oblong leaves. The Shingle Oak, which can grow up to 70 feet tall, can grow in a variety of soil and light conditions, but prefers rich, well-drained soil and full sun. These photos of a Shingle Oak were taken by the Mahan Lane at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.