Quercus stellata (Post Oak)
Post Oak reaches 40-50 feet tall and typically has a rounded topped crown when mature. Leaves are very distinct with their cruciform appearance. They look somewhat similar to Quercus alba, White Oak.
Dark green leaves in summer give way to yellowish-brown colors in autumn.
Post Oak, like Blackjack Oak, thrives in sandy, dry, rocky soils where many species do not survive. Very tolerant of growing conditions once established. Not a typical landscape tree but truly can be a fine specimen that should be planted more often.