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Which Oak Tree to Plant?

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From: Kevin Sweet
Waterloo, IL
I want to plant an Oak tree, the location will be about 20 feet from from a lake shoreline. Which species of Oak should I plant?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Kevin:

I would suggest swamp white oak and/or bur oak.

Best, Jay

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