White Oak - Quercus Alba
White oak (Quercus alba) is a large, native tree that is found throughout Wisconsin. It is the most common type of oak tree in the state, and can grow up to 80 feet tall. White oak has a distinctive light gray bark that is smooth when young and becomes furrowed with age. The leaves are alternate, lobed, and have a bluish-green color. In the fall, the leaves turn a brilliant red, orange, or purple color.
White oak is a valuable tree for its wood, which is strong and durable. It is used for a variety of purposes, including furniture, flooring, and barrels. White oak is also a popular choice for shade trees, and can provide centuries of beauty and shade.
Here are some other interesting facts about white oak trees in Wisconsin: