WHITE OAK - QUERCUS ALBA

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Common Name: white oak

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Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Species: alba

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 50 to 80 ft
Width: 50 to 80 ft

Description: ​​​​​​The white oak is an important member of the white oak group due to its many uses in woodworking and as a food source for wildlife. A natural stand of white oaks is an awesome sight. These are majestic trees. This oak species is suceptiable to quite a few pests and pathogens but is still a viable landscape tree.

The name "white oak" is said to come from the Native Americans. They noticed the charachteristic white smooth bark patches that come from a fungal infection that causes "smooth patch" on these trees and hence, the name "white oak" was born.

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