A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac

An oak tree common in North America. It has thick, cork-like bark that makes it resistant to prairie fires.
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Bur Oak Term Timeline in A Sand County Almanac

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Part I: April
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Leopold catalogues the bur oak , a tree notable for being able to withstand a prairie fire. They have thick,... (full context)
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Leopold concludes by reminding the reader that to own “a veteran bur oak ” is to own “a historical library”—to have “a reserved seat in the theatre of... (full context)