Scientific Name: Quercus kelloggii
Nativity: Western United States
Black Oak acorns were the acorns of preference for the native Shasta people. Although initially poisonous, black oak acorns can be treated and made edible. They were often used to make acorn flour or acorn people and were a necessary part of many Native American diets. California black oak comprises a total volume of 29% of California’s hardwood timber resources.
DBH: 54.6 inches