Gambel Oak Photo Gallery
Gambel Oak Habitat
Gambel Oaks (Quercus gambelii) thrive in dry rocky high elevation canyons and mountain slopes.
Gambel Oak Facts
Gambel Oaks (Quercus gambelii) are a common tree in harsh environments in the desert southern U.S. It is extremely drought tolerant and grows at higher elevations than most oak species. Its wood is hard, but its branches are flexible so when covered by heavy snowfall they do not break. Gambel Oaks are an extremely important food source to wildlife. They are named after famed naturalist William Gambel.