chinquapin oak

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Related to chinquapin oak: dwarf chinquapin oak, Shumard oak
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Synonyms for chinquapin oak

medium-sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable wood

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Chinquapin oak (Quercus muhlenbergii) is the major canopy dominant.
On the east- and west-facing talus slopes, typical trees are basswood (Tilia americana), sugar maple, slippery elm (Ulmus rubra), chinquapin oak, red oak, hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), white ash (Fraxinus americana), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), black walnut (Juglans nigra), and tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera).
West Texas generally offers landscapes of muted colors--sepia earth and vast sun-bleached skies--but this canyon, blessed with a full-time creek, cradles a riparian forest of big-tooth maple, alligator juniper, and chinquapin oak.