Definitions for quercus prinus
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basket oak, cow oak, Quercus prinus, Quercus montana(noun)
medium to large deciduous tree of the eastern United States; its durable wood is used as timber or split and woven into baskets or chair seats
Quercus prinus, the chestnut oak, is a species of oak in the white oak group, Quercus sect. Quercus. It is native to the eastern United States, where it is one of the most important ridgetop trees from southern Maine southwest to central Mississippi, with an outlying northwestern population in southern Michigan. It is also sometimes called "rock oak" because of montane and other rocky habitats. As a consequence of its dry habitat and ridgetop exposure, it is not usually a large tree, typically 18-22m tall; occasional specimens growing in better conditions can however become large, with trees up to 40–43 m tall known. They tend to have a similar spread of 18-22m. A 10-year-old sapling will stand about 5 m tall. This species is often an important canopy species in an oak-heath forest.
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