Quercus alba

White Oak

 

55 Fairview Avenue, Marietta PA

 

Lynn Alarie

 

This tree (photo not yet available), now approximately 100 years old, was grown from an acorn of the Donegal Witness Tree [see www.lancastercountytrees.org/donegal-witness-tree].

 

This amazing species contains protective cellular structures (called tyloses) that make the wood water- and rot-resistant. White Oak is thus used by coopers to make wine and whiskey barrels, and also in years past by shipbuilders.