Howling Woods Farm

White Oak

Quercus alba

The white oak is a large tree that grows to a height of 100 ft. The trunk is typically 2 to 4 feet in diameter. Grown trees in open areas have widely spread, rigid, horizontal branches that form a broad, round-topped crown. White Oak is a large, wildlife-friendly, deciduous (leaf shedding) tree. It’s greenish-yellow flowers bloom in April. It tolerates occasional flooding and drought and has medium-high wind resistance. Acorns provide a valuable food source for birds and wildlife. White Oaks is host to numerous, inconspicuous insects, which in turn provide food for birds. It is a host plant for butterfly and moth larvae (caterpillars).  White Oak provides nesting space, cover, and shelter for wildlife.