A dominant forest tree on dry to moist sites
throughout the Commonwealth usually reaching 80'-100' high. This tree is very
important to both wildlife and people. The acorn is an important wildlife food
and eastern Native Americans made a flour from these acorns. Traditional uses
of White oak wood include hardwood flooring, whiskey barrels and boat building.
The famous Revolutionary War frigate, USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides",
was made of White oak. The "white oak group" includes all oaks without
bristle-tipped lobes and acorns that ripen in one season.