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Oak Tree Facts for Kids

Oak Tree Facts for Kids

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What Exactly Are Oak Trees?

An oak is a tree in the beech family and of the genus Quercus. Oak trees are native to the Northern Hemisphere, but there are now over 600 species of oak spread out across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. Oaks have leaves arranged in spirals and grow acorns, which are a type of nut.

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Order: Fagales
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Genus: Quercus

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