July 28 2015Creator:
A photo of the habitat of Quercus oglethorpensis
(Oglethorpe oak) taken during plant exploration work in Bienville National Forest, Central Mississippi in support of the APGA/USFS Tree Gene Conservation Partnership. Much of this district was utilized for timber production (hence the profusion of Pinus taeda
or loblolly pine in the area). Q. oglethorpensis
is the lighter-barked tree in the foreground, generally occurring here along roadsides, streams, or breaks in the canopy.