Invasive Plant Factsheet
This native of eastern Asia was introduced in 1862 as an ornamental and gained favor during the past 50 years as a street tree and a source of food for small game such as turkeys. Its rapid growth allows it to outcompete native oaks, and the dispersal by animals of its numerous acorns has caused it to become a problem species in forests along the east coast. Alexandria lists it invasive and Arlington designates is as a threat.
- Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)
- Quercus rubra (Red Oak)
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