Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
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The shingle oak is often misidentified, as its toothless, elliptical leaves do not resemble those of most other oaks. It is more easily identified in winter for it keeps its leaves throughout the season, dropping them only when new ones begin to grow in spring. Early pioneers used the wood of this sturdy oak to fashion roofing shingles, giving the tree its name.