Type: Deciduous – Loses its leaves in the fall
Bark: Thick gray brown bark with deep ridges.
Leaves: Long leaves with 5-7 lobes. Dark green on top and light green on bottom.
Height: Grow to 10-15 ft
Elevation: Found around 4,000 to 8,500 ft elevation.
Relation to Fire
Due to their thick bark, Gambel oaks are able to survive low intensity fires. Gambel oaks are able to grow back quickly after fires kill the above ground tree.