Sawtooth OakQuercus acutissima
The sawtooth oak is an attractive and durable shade tree that adapts to a wide range of soil and climate conditions. The leaves add to the visual interest—opening a brilliant yellow to golden yellow color in the spring, turning dark lustrous green in summer and yellow to golden brown in the fall. Its wide-spreading habit also provides great shade.
Add in the fact that it grows at a fairly fast rate, and you have a truly valuable landscape tree for almost any yard.