Cherry Bark Oak

Quercus pagoda (N.C. Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox)
Cherrybark oak is a native deciduous tree and one of the most highly valued red oaks in Southeastern United States. It is common in the Carolinas and can grow to 130 feet in the wild with a straight trunk.

Cherrybark Oak (USDA NRCS)
Many wild animals and birds use the acorns of the cherrybark as food. Within the range of this oak, animals and birds include acorns as a substantial part (10 percent or more) of their diets. Among these the heaviest eaters are the gray squirrel, wild turkey, and blue jay, followed by the wood duck, red-bellied woodpecker, redheaded woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, common grackle, raccoon, white-tailed deer, and eastern fox squirrel.

Cherrybark Oak (Virginia Tech Dendrology)
Learn to identify cherrybark oak by its leaf, flower, fruit, twig, bark and form.