N 43° 00.347'
W 086° 00.079'

Most Bur Oak trees like to grow out in the open, away from the forest canopy. They are one of the most massive oaks with a trunk diameter that can reach up to ten feet. They are often found near waterways where there is a break in canopy cover.

The acorns of the Bur Oak are the largest of any North American Oak and are a very important food source for wildlife. Heavy nut-crops are born only every few years in a strategy known as masting. This strategy overwhelms the ability of seed predators to eat the seeds, ensuring the survival of some seeds. Wildlife such as deer eat the leaves, twigs, and bark of the Bur Oak.