White Oak Photo Gallery
Can I eat White Oak?
White Oaks acorns were eaten by Native Amercans.
White Oak Habitat
White Oaks (Quercus alba) are widespread from south Texas to the lush forests of Maine. Look for them in thick forests with well draining soil.
White Oak Facts
White Oaks (Quercus alba) are large, long living hardwood of the eastern U.S. forests. Its deep root system allows it soar well over 100 ft. and makes it tolerant of shifts in weather, but it prefers moist well-drained soil. Its acorns are a very important food source for Black Bears, White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkeys and other wildlife. They are known to live more than 300 years. It’s also known as a Stave Oak because it’s durable wood is often used for staves for barrels.