Scientific name: Quercus Nigra
Also known as: Possum oak, spotted oak, duck oak, punk oak, orange oak
Size: 60-100 feet, 50-80 wide, conical shape
Lifespan: 30-80 years, tends to live longer in drier inland climates
Characteristics: The green leaves are highly variable in shape, with some resembling duck feet and others being spatula-shaped. The leaves can also look like there is a drop of water hanging from them. The water oak produces an abundance of acorns that are an important food source for many animals.