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White Oak (Quercus alba)    
Family: Fagaceae      
                   
  White Oak  

Location:

  • Moist, well-drained areas
  • Found in both uplands and lowlands

Characteristics:

  • Deciduous tree
  • Widespreading branches, rounded crown, with horizontal branches
  • Height 24-30m (80-100 fet)

Uses:

 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Elliptical, with 5-9 lobes, hairless
  • 10-23 cm (4-9 in) in length; 5-10 cm (2-4 in) in width

 

 

         
    White Oak Leaf  
         

 

Bark:

  • Light gray color
  • Fissures in broad plates, can be loose

 

 

 
  White Oak Bark    
 

 

Fruiting Structures:

  • Acorns 1-3 cm long, egg shaped
  • Acorn cap shallow, with finely hairy scales

 

         
    White Oak Acorn  
             
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