This tree is along the Esplanade, out from the southeast corner of the Cohen Building and near the sidewalk that crosses the Esplanade.
Both swamp chestnut oak and swamp white oak trees are found naturally in wetlands. They both have leaves similar to chinkapin oak: shallow rounded lobes (or large rounded teeth) and lower leaf surfaces that appear whitish and may be hairy. The primary difference in the leaves are in the number of veins. Swamp chestnut oak leaves
usually have 9 or more pairs of veins that extend to the lobes, while swamp white oak leaves
have 5 to 8 pairs of veins with not all extending to the tips of the lobes.
If acorns are available, the two species are fairly easily distinguished. Swamp chestnut oak acorns
have short peduncles (stalks) while swamp white oak acorns
have very long peduncles.
This tree is described on p. 95 of The Trees of Vanderbilt