White Oak

Quercus alba

Native to eastern North America, this is one of the most long-lived oaks, some specimens live for over 600 years. Although called White Oak, the bark is ashen gray and deeply fissured. The high-grade wood of this oak is used to make tight barrels to hold whiskey and other liquids.
Habitat:
Dry to moist soils in uplands and bottomlands.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON QC