White Oak


White Oak

Quercus alba 50-80' x same.

Spectacular broad irregularly rounded oak with low-lying branches that stretch out horizontally from the trunk, sometimes as far as 50'. Bark is finely grooved and etched. Wood is valued for lumber and firewood.

Once common along the Maine coast, it was almost entirely stripped for boat-building lumber more than a century ago. Some extremely fine specimens in Maine grow on Swan Island in the Kennebec River.

Soil adaptable, though prefers deep moist well-drained acid conditions, full sun. Thrives where fallen leaves can be left around the base; avoid soil compaction, even foot traffic. Disease and insect resistant, drought tolerant. Slow growing and extremely long-lived. Native to eastern U.S. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root trees)

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Additional Information


Many oaks are native to New England. Contrary to much of the literature, all acorns are edible, both reds and whites. Oaks are monoecious so you need only one to get acorns.

For more info:
About Oaks.