Scientific Name: Quercus muehlenbergii
Height at Maturity: 40' to 60'
Spread: 50' to 70'
Description: Chinkapin (or Chinquapin) oak is a medium sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 40-60’ (less frequently to 80’) tall with an open globular crown. It is native to central and eastern North America where it is typically found on dry upland sites often in rocky, alkaline soils. Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in spring as the leaves emerge. Fruits are small oval acorns (to 3/4” long), with scaly cups that extend to approximately 1/2 the acorn length. You can find this tree in Jeffrey Park.