Sawtooth - Quercus acutissima Beech Family (Fagaceae)

The leaves are alternate, lance-shaped, and have bristly teeth along the margins.1

The acorns are bitter and not a favorite of wildlife.1

This tree is no longer recommended in the United States because of its invasive tendencies, particularly in the eastern United States.1

The Sawtooth Oak has simple, alternately arranged leaves. The many parallel axillary veins on either side of the midrib that end at the margin in bristles.2