White Oak - Quercus alba
A medium height oak, this tree has deeply lobed leaves that are rounded on the tips. White Oak is widely ranging throughout the Midwest, East, and South where it occupies a variety of habitats, including mountainous sites. The inch-long acorns are rounded with a shallow cup; they ripen in a year. White Oak has long been an important timber tree, its rot-resistant hard wood making it excellent for a variety of products, including wine barrels, furniture, and ships' masts. The acorns are somewhat sweet and an excellent food source for birds and mammals.