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An individual instance of Quercus nigra (water oak)
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This tree, located between the Owen and Law Schools, is a large example of water oak. Water oaks are not native to middle Tennessee, although they are found in the southern Cumberland Plateau and in west Tennessee. We don't know much about the history of this particular tree, but it is located near the old Mechanical Engineering building, one of the most historic buildings on campus. To learn more about it, go to the tree's history page.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-675.

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Quercus nigra


sec. 1993

common name: water oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2020-03-24 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
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Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

Metadata last modified: 2020-05-06T10:09:39.441-05:00
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