|Emory Oak is a member of the Beech Family.
The plant appears
a shrub or tree and grows to 50 feet in height with a trunk to 1.5 feet
in diameter. The bark is dark gray and thick, growing in rectangular
plates. The oval leaves are shiny, thick, stiff and leathery and have
spiny teeth along the edges (the distinguishing feature of this oak).
Leaves grow to 2.5 inches in length. The tree grows in moist canyons and
dry foothills at elevations between 4000 - 7000 feet in southeastern to
The acorn of the Emory Oak is a
food source for wildlife and was eaten by
Emory Oak produces small flowers which are followed
by an acorn to 0.75 inches in length.