The Bur Oak is also sometimes known as the Mossy Oak.
The Bur Oak is a rather large and stately shade tree with few problems as far as pests or diseases go. This medium to fast grower will average 12-18" of growth and sometimes up to 2 feet in an average growing season. This oak will grow both in upland areas, sandy plains, prairie grasslands as well as those slightly lower areas of your property along rivers and streams. Once this tree matures, it will produce acorns that are enjoyed by many types of birds and wildlife.