Name White Oak
Scientific Name Quercus alba
Wildlife Value Excellent
Average height 80’
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Drought Tolerance Very tolerant
Growth Rate Slow
Special Characteristics Deep root system
Seedling Size 6” to 12”
White oaks are considered the best shade tree for lawn plantings with large areas. White Oaks can be very slow growing but can live up to 500 – 600 years. They are able to survive for several years before succumbing to oak wilt disease.
Redhumped oakworm, orange-striped oakworm, and oak slug sawfly
Is considered one of the best oaks over all to be used for multipurpose woods, also used as barrels.
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