One of the white oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease OWD  Bretziella fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood is used to make furniture, floors and barrels.

Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Learn more about ◼︎ white oak Quercus alba

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