White Oak Quercus alba grows to a height of about 30 metres and it
gets its name for the light colour of its timber. It is a slow-growing tree
that can live to a considerable age. Leaves of the White Oak have rounded
lobes and in the fall they turn a rich purple-brown. The acorns are elongated
in shape with the cup coming about a quarter of the way up the nut. Like
the seeds of other oaks the acorns are distributed by animals such as
squirrels which carry them away and bury them.
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