White Oak

Illinois State Tree

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White oak tree trunk (Quercus alba)

White oak trunk (Quercus alba); photo by Phillip Merritt on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Tree of Illinois

Illinois designated white oak (Quercus alba) as the official state tree in 1973, the result of a special poll of 900,000 schoolchildren. All State Trees

The state tree had previously been native oak (adopted in 1908), but there are many species of "native oak" in the state of Illinois, and no particular one had been specified.

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Images

White oak tree limbs (Quercus alba); photo by Carmen (thespanishpeach) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

White oak tree limbs (Quercus alba)

White oak tree (Quercus alba) leaves and acorns ; photo by Multivac42 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

White oak tree leaves and acorns (Quercus alba)

White oak (Quercus alba) - new leaves are pink: photo by Famartin on Wikipedia; use permitted with attribution / share alike (CC BY-SA 3.0).

New foliage on the white oak; new leaves are pink.

Videos

White Oak - Quercus alba - Growing White Oak