The native eastern oak, with wide-spreading branches and a rounded crown, the trunk irregularly divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. Northern white oak is an imposing, deciduous tree, 80-100 ft. tall, with a straight trunk and a wide (when open-grown) crown.
The wood is used for furniture, flooring, and specialty lumber. Acorns are a favorite food source for birds, squirrels, and deer.
Current Sale Size: 1-2 year old seedlings, 18-24"
Growth Rate: Slow (6-12"/yr.)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Shade
Mature Height: 80-100+ ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Uses: Lumber, Shade, wildlife, ornamental, fall colors, food, birds, butterflies
Special Notes: Susceptible to oak wilt, but less so than the red oak group
USDA Plant Profile