White Oak (Quercus alba)

White Oak (Quercus alba) (13380 bytes)     

White Oak is a large, stately tree with a round to wide spreading crown, growing 50-70 ft. in height, and 40-80 ft in width. It is hardy to zone 3b. White Oak is is tolerant of a wide range of soils, best grown in well-drained soil, and because of its deep root system, is fairly drought tolerant once established. It has no serious disease or insect problems. The strong tap root makes this tree difficult to transplant, and existing trees are very sensitive to disturbances in their root zone.

oak,white1a.jpg (4507 bytes) oak,white1d.jpg (5889 bytes) Foliage consists of medium green leaves that are 5 to 6" long and have distinct lobes. Fall color is maroon-red to brownish red.
oak,white1c.jpg (4540 bytes) Acorns are eaten by many wildlife species.
oak,white1b.jpg (2758 bytes) Bark is a light gray color and somewhat scaly on branches.


Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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