Growing near the edges of the wetland.
These oak trees were probably planted when the wetland area was farmed.
I don't know for sure that these trees were cultivated, but seeing as they all appeared to be around the same age I'm guessing they were planted at some stage.
Not a particular healthy looking tree. It is off the end of the football field in a steep ditch that borders the neighbor's property.
The family Fagaceae, or beech family, comprises about 600 species of both evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, which are characterized by alternate simple leaves with pinnate venation, unisexual flowers in the form of catkins, and fruit in the form of cup-like (cupule) nuts. Fagaceous leaves are often lobed and both petioles and stipules are generally present. Fruits lack endosperm and lie in a scaly or spiny husk that may or may not enclose the entire...