Philly Tree Map

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White Oak
Quercus alba
Distinguishing Features: Lobes are deep and rounded, light colored flaky bark
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 60 to 80 feet tall, pyramidal when young, rounded, or upright when mature
  • Leaf: The leaves are alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-obovate, 4-8 1/2 inches long. Rounded lobes. red to pink to gray in spring, dark green to slightly blue-green in summer, brown to deep red to burgundy in the fall.
  • Flower: Female pistallate flowers are reddish, minute, single or paired on short stalks, male staminate flowers are yellow green in drooping clustered catkins
  • Bark: White or light gray, flaky bark
  • Fruit or Seed: Solitary or paired, tan brown, 3/4-1 inch nut enclosed in a light brown, bowl-like cap (involucre).
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White Oak
Quercus alba leaf
White Oak
Quercus alba fruit