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White Oak

Quercus alba

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.161 W94 52.922

Trail Number:
T32

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves are alternate, simple, lobed and 4 to 8 inches long. The leaves turn purplish-red in the fall

Native Locale:
Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas

Mature Height:
50 to 80 feet

Mature Width:
50 to 80 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3b to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers deep, moist, well-drained soils, acid soils (pH 5.5 to 6.5)

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal when young, upright-rounded to broad-rounded with wide-spreading branches at maturity; very imposing specimen when full grown

Rate of Growth:
Slow to Medium, 12 to 15' over a 10 to 12 year period

Disease and Insect:
Anthracnose, basal canker, canker, leaf blister, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, twig blights, wilt, wood decay, shoe-string root rot, various galls, scales, gypsy moth, yellow-necked caterpillar, pin oak sawfly, saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, asiatic oak weevil, two- lined chestnut borer, flatheaded borer, leaf miner, oak lace bug and oak mite

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • The common name refers to the color of the wood which is used for barrel making, flooring and ships. State tree of Illinois.

Photos

Leaf - White OakSummer - White Oak