Bur Oak - Ashworth selection
Discovered by the late Fred Ashworth, the mother tree is a precocious producer of high-quality acorns containing nearly no tannic acid (no bitter taste). These seedlings are somewhat slow growing but unequaled for their beauty and ability to last through generations of bad weather and abuse. They are strong, with a straight trunk and gnarly branches that give the oak its ``spooky old tree'' silhouette. The bur oak is the hardiest of all the oaks, and Ashworth's ``sweet'' acorns make it a favorite with wildlife.