Union Furnace Nature Preserve

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Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus)

These slow-growing trees can reach 70 feet in height and are known for their long life. The characteristic bark is dark and very rough. They thrive well on rocky ridges and the wood is strong and durable. The acorns are an important wildlife food.

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