Oak, White

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Quercus alba


Native to:
Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas

Mature Height and Width:
80-100 feet by 50-80 feet

Additional Notes:
Eastern white oak, growing under favorable conditions, is among the longest lived oaks in eastern North America.  It is also the mainstay of our region’s thriving barrel industry supplying wine and spirit makers here and abroad. The tiny waxy plugs formed in the tree, known as tyloses, both protects the tree from fungal diseases as well as makes the barrels made from its wood capable of holding liquids.