Sawtooth Oak

The sawtooth oak has a leaf that looks unlike most oak leaves, giving the tree an almost shaggy appearance, which is reinforced by the sawtooth oak's shaggy-topped acorns. These acorns are bitter and eaten by squirrels only as a last resort.

  • Leaves

    3.5-7.5 inches long, alternate arrangement, simple and oblong; serrated, tooth-like edges
  • Fruit

    Acorns enclosed in small rosette of irregular leaves (involucre) with spreading and recurved bars
  • Flower

    Pendulous yellow-green catkins (male), messy, bloom in May
  • Bark

    Ridged and furrowed, ash brown, smooth grayish stems

Where to find the Sawtooth Oak