One of the most common trees in Minnesota extending far out on the prairies on the western part of the state. It usually grows singly in open stands and in fields. The Bur Oak requires moist, well-drained soil. It is easily propogated but gows slowly and is moderately shade tolerant. Acorns set deeply or almost enclosed in fringed cap diameter may reach 1inch or more, however, it varies widely with in respect to size and the degree to which the nut is enclosed in the cap. The seed is bitter.