The White Oak Tree is the official state tree of Connecticut
and now makes up the reverse side of the Connecticut state quarter.

It is very unusual to find one with white bark.
Typically 65-85 feet with the tallest known white oak is 144 feet.
It is not unusual for a white oak tree to be as wide as it is tall.
White oaks have been known to live up to eight hundred years.

Leaves are seven to nine-lobed.

Staminate flowers borne in hairy aments two and a half to three inches lone;
calyx bright yellow, hairy, six to eight-lobed, lobes shorter than the stamens;
Pistillate flowers borne on short peduncles; involucral scales hairy, reddish; calyx lobes acute; stigmas bright red.

Acorns, sessile or stalked; nut ovoid or oblong, round at the apex, light brown, shining,
 three-quarters to an inch long; cup cup-shaped, encloses about one-fourth of the nut,
tomentose on the outside, tuberculate at base, scales with short obtuse tips becoming smaller and thinner toward the rim.

White oak is relatively rot resistant. It was a signature wood used in mission style oak furniture.
It is valued for its density, strength, resiliency and relatively low chance of splintering if broken by an impact

The USS Constitution is made from white oak.

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