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White Oak Trees are huge stately trees that are native to North America. The white oak category has many great photos of white oak trees. You will find lots of good oak tree pictures with oak tree facts, types of oaks and information below, more oak tree pictures on the way soon
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White Oak Tree Scientific Name: Quercus alba
White Oak Tree Facts: Info on White Oak Trees
The mighty, majestic oak tree has, throughout the centuries, been the subject of story, song and proverb. More than 80 species of this beautiful oak tree are found in North America.
All oaks trees are deciduous trees with toothed leaves and heavy, furrowed bark. The fruit is, of course, the acorn. Like other deciduous trees, most oaks shed their leaves in fall. However, in warmer areas of the continent, some varieties, the live oaks, keep their greenery throughout the winter. Oak Trees have always been economically important for their hard, strong wood which has a multitude of purposes including furniture and flooring. The oak tree also have landscape uses although mature trees can dominate smaller sites.
White Oak Acorns are 1-3 cms long and egg-shaped with approximately one quarter enclosed by shallow cup.
The acorns from a white oak tree are identified as sweet acorns, but don't let the name fool you! They are not very tasty when eaten raw as they still contain some tannins. Once boiled in water to remove the tannins the acorns can be dried, roasted or ground into flour and used in cakes, pies or cookies.
White acorns have marginal value and are best enjoyed by forest animals, such as squirrel, deer, mice.
White Oak Identification
White Oak leaves generally have rounded lobes, while those of the Red Oak Tree are pointed.
White Oak Wood
White oak is slightly more expensive than red oak.
White oak is more dense and more resistant to rot than red oak and is suitable for building boats and outdoor furniture.
White Oak Tree Trivia
The wood of white oak is commercially valuable and is used to make many products, including panelling, flooring, cabinets, and wine or whiskey barrels.
White oak acorns are a source of food for ducks, white-tailed deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and shrews.
White oak is the state tree of Illinois, Maryland, and Connecticut.
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Oak Tree Comments, Facts, Reference, Ideas
Oak Tree: Great shade tree to sit under on hot summer days, almost feels the temperature is dropped 5-10 degrees less. Mature oak tree can grow quite tall at 40-50 feet plus so do not plant too close to the house.
Oaks: Oak tree leaves stay on the tree for a longer time than say the maple tree. This means that one will be raking the oak leaves into late fall or if snow falls early, possibly the following spring.
Oak Tree Names: Oak tree is a popular hardwood tree found many areas. People like the tree, using versions of "oak" in business names and places. Examples: Twin Oaks Hotel, Mossy Oak Real Estate, Oaks Mall, Oak College, Oak Brewing. Using oak in a name can help to convey something we recognize or will remember easily. Hopefully making the name more memorable, lasting for years like an oak tree..
Oak Tree Leaves: Oak leaves are hardy, some stay on the tree through out winter and well into the early spring. Old dry brown leaves are push on their way with new leaf growth. Oak tree leaves which are protected from wind, snow and ice will hold their leaves longer. This is most noticeable where the top leaves are long gone but oak leaves lower on the tree will still are hanging on.
White Oak Wood
Oak tree has a pronounced grain pattern. Oak will show growth lines and can be a factor when wood working or buying oak furniture, cabinets, flooring and installing wood trim. If you like oak's hardness, but prefer a less grainy pattern, then one can consider using darker stains to blend out the oak wood grain.
Oak Tree Trivia
The Live Oak Tree is a Southern symbol for strength and its leaves and flowers are used by the US Army Forces to identify rank in the military.
The Seven Sisters Oak located in Louisiana is one of the largest live oak trees, believed to be at least 1000 years old.
In the 1800s, pioneers used a variety of wooden containers such as buckets, casks and barrels that were made out of oak.
Red Oak Trees, Scientific name: Quercus falcata Michx. - Factual and detailed accounting of the southern red oak in the US, the characteristics, classification of Quercus falcata Michx or southern red oak
White Oak Trees; White oak named Quercus alba is widespread across eastern North America, high-grade wood makes the white oak an important lumber tree, making staves for barrels, acorns are an important for many birds and other kinds of wildlife White Oak Trees
Oak Tree Leaves: Oak leaves are hardy, some stay on the tree through out winter and well into the early spring. Old dry brown leaves are push on their way with new leaf growth. Oak tree leaves which are protected from wind, snow and ice will hold their leaves longer. This is most noticeable where the top leaves are long gone but oak leaves lower on the tree still are hanging on.
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