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  1. Fagaceae (The Beech Family) • The most important hardwoods in the USA for timber • Great value for wildlife • 800 species worldwide • 3 genera in Delaware • Fagus (beech) • Castanea (chestnut) • Quercus (oak) • Leaves alternate, simple, often marcescent • Fruit = a nut with some type of cap

  2. American chestnut Castanea dentata

  3. American beech Fagus grandifolia

  4. Fagus grandifolia

  5. white oak Quercus alba

  6. swamp white oak Quercus bicolor

  7. scarlet oak Quercus coccinea

  8. southern red oak Quercus falcata

  9. Quercus falcata

  10. pin oak Quercus palustris

  11. willow oak Quercus phellos

  12. Quercus phellos

  13. northern red oak Quercus rubra

  14. Quercus rubra

  15. black oak Quercus velutina

  16. Quercus velutina

  17. overcup oak Quercus lyrata

  18. chestnut oak Quercus montana

  19. Quercus montana

  20. water oak Quercus nigra

  21. swamp chestnut oak Quercus michauxii

  22. post oak Quercus stellata