White Oak, Farmstead Lane

White Oak
Farmstead Lane

This shade tree's features:

  •  20th-century naturalist Daniel Peattie said if the oak is the "king of trees," the White Oak is the "king of kings"
  •  Often found in pastures and urban parks
  •  Grows 50 to 80 feet and as wide
  •  Fall colors of red or burgundy
  •  Yields acorns
  •  Lifespan of 400 years or more

White oak wood traditionally has been used for hardwood flooring and boat building. The Revolutionary War frigate, the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," was built of white oak.

The age of this White Oak dates back to the signing of the U.S. Constitution, commemorated on the plaque shown above.