White Oak

Quercus alba

The sturdy white oak is a shade tree with a beautiful silhouette, dark green leaves, and distinct grayish-white furrowed bark. It is known for its wood that is sometimes used in barrels for aging wine and spirits.

Size and Light Requirements

White oaks generally grow slowly in full sun to partial shade. It can be expected to reach 30 to 40 feet in height in about 50 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Dan Mullen, Famartin 1, Famartin 2, Derek Ramsey, Michael W. May