Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:56 pm
by Erik Danielsen
For some reason I thought Basket Oak was a less common species in the red oak group with a much more limited distribution, but it does look like michauxii is correct. My understanding is that it does occur here naturally, as it was recorded as present in barrens communities on the island from a fairly early point in its documented history. I have so far just found one small specimen in the interior of a forested park.