White Oak

Arbor walk #43

This tree is very large (growing to a height of 50-80 feet) and its wide-spreading horizontal branches provide excellent shade for larger landscapes and parks. It is natively found in drier upland environments in Missouri – and throughout the Midwest – and is the beloved state tree of Illinois.

Name White Oak
Latin Name Quercus alba
Type Native, Shade
Diameter

5.25″ caliper

Color of Leaf Dark green, turn to wine red in the fall
Shape of Leaf Rounded lobes
Color of Flower Inconspicuous
Shape of Flower Catkins
Fruit Characteristics 1″ long nut with a warty cap
Bark Characteristics Gray to tan, thick plates and ridges
Foliage Type Deciduous

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