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W.J. Beal Botanical Garden’s Spartan Tree Stories

5. Mongolian Oak

Quercus mongolica

Like the Chinese ash you visited earlier, this tree and two others planted near Demonstration Hall (93N338*04 and 93N339*02) were grown from acorns collected by Dr. Frank W. Telewski from Seoraksan, the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea in November, 1993. They are great examples illustrating the highly diverse trees of the MSU Campus Arboretum—some of these species grow nowhere else in North America.

- Dr. Frank W. Telewski
Retired, Director of W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum
Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology

Mongolian Oak
Mongolian Oak
Mongolian Oak 
Photos courtesy of Anna McGuffie.