White Oak (Quercus alba) According to Tallamy, ‘oaks are the quintessential wildlife plants:  no other genus supports more species of Lepidoptera, thus providing more types of bird food, than the mighty oak’.

White Oak (Quercus alba) According to Tallamy, ‘oaks are the quintessential wildlife plants: no other genus supports more species of Lepidoptera, thus providing more types of bird food, than the mighty oak’.

Oak (Quercus) Common types of Oak trees in North America include White Oak, Red Oak, Bur Oak, Pin Oak, and Black Oak. quercus_spp_leaves02.jpg 454×454 pixels

Oak (Quercus) Common types of Oak trees in North America include White Oak, Red Oak, Bur Oak, Pin Oak, and Black Oak. quercus_spp_leaves02.jpg 454×454 pixels

White oak. Notice the leaves and Acorns. Also their bark has a pale white in its coloration

White oak. Notice the leaves and Acorns. Also their bark has a pale white in its coloration

Stick an acorn in some water, grow an oak tree.

Grow an Oak Tree from an Acorn

Now... HERE is what I've needed...and never known...An honest-to-goodness "Acorn Chart".

Now... HERE is what I've needed...and never known...An honest-to-goodness "Acorn Chart".

white oak tree another large tree at maturity and should be planted more often. Similar to the Bur oak in drought tolerance but may be more difficult to find. Height at maturity: greater than 40 feet.

white oak tree another large tree at maturity and should be planted more often. Similar to the Bur oak in drought tolerance but may be more difficult to find. Height at maturity: greater than 40 feet.

"Let nothing stop you from growing." Giant White Oak. Photoshop. Stephen Zimic. His portfolio: http://members.photoshopuser.com/762732/portfolio

Giant White Oak

"Let nothing stop you from growing." Giant White Oak. Photoshop. Stephen Zimic. His portfolio: http://members.photoshopuser.com/762732/portfolio

In one cold november evening...  “I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!”  -J.R.R. Tolkien Watercolor with gold leaf Origina...

In one cold november evening... “I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!” -J.R.R. Tolkien Watercolor with gold leaf Origina...

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