Trees - Bur Oak
The Bur Oak is the only native oak in the Black Hills. Squirrels, tuckeys, and deer make heavy use of the Bur Oak's acorns. American Indians often ground acorn meats into a meal to make bread or soup.
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.