Quercus macrocarpa

Burr Oak (Bur Oak)

185 Letort Rd., Millersville PA (front yard)

Allan Groff, Isaac Buckwalter 

This tree is currently the Pennsylvania champion Burr Oak.  

 

In 1985 this tree's trunk circumference was 222 inches; in 2008, 249 inches; in 2019, 259 inches (pabigtrees.com).  

 

Height was 96 feet in 2019 (compared to 98 in 1985).  Spread was 126 feet in 2019 (compared to 106 in 1985). 

 

Nearby Burr Oak Drive is a namesake, and the name of the adjacent Manor Oaks Development was probably in- spired by this tree. 

This amazing "fire and ice" species is both (a) one of North America's most cold-tolerant oak species, and (b) one of the most fire-resistant of all North American trees.