Life History and Disturbance Response of Quercus imbricaria (Shingle Oak)
Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growth dependent
Functional Lifeform: medium sized deciduous tree
Ecological Role: Shingle oak is found on a number of sites, form dry upland ridges to rich, moist river banks. This moderately fast growing tree is never dominant, and is classified as a component subclimax forest.
Lifespan, yrs (typical/max): intolerant
Height, m: 15-25m
Canopy Tree: yes
Pollination Agent: wind
Seeding, yrs (begins/optimal/declines): 25/?/?
Mast Frequency, yrs: 2to5
New Cohorts Source: seeds
Flowering Dates: late spring
Seedfall Begins: fall
Cold Stratification Required: yes
Seed Type/Dispersal Distance/Agent: