This tree is in the northeast corner of the greenspace on the east side of 21st Ave. S. and near the Susan Gray School dropoff area.
Bur oak is one of the more distinctive oaks. Its leaves
have rounded lobes, but the sinuses (indentations) are uneven. The sinuses near the leaf base may reach almost to the midvein. The acorns
of bur oak are unmistakable. Their caps cover most of the nuts and have long fringes along the edge.
Bur oak is not particularly common, but it is found throughout middle Tennessee. There are several large bur oak trees on campus and an example on the main campus
is over 200 years old. This individual produces many acorns in the fall and its low branches provide an opportunity to get a good look at the leaves.